Ten-year-old Shanna has an uneasy feeling about a stranger her seven-year-old brother Rye met on way home from school. Is she just a silly chicken or is this what Momma calls intuition? Shanna and Rye are also disturbed by an angry presence in the shadows under some pine trees and by a mysterious raven. Their mother shows them how to use the magic of Imbolc to protect themselves and stand up for their beliefs. This is the first book in the Children's Wheel of the Year series for earth-centered, Pagan and Wiccan families. It is also a useful book for anyone teaching children about multicultural tolerance and about how to use intuition rather than prejudice to judge potentially dangerous situations.