Tukum is Kotz’s grandson. He is proud boy, and comes across as arrogant. He is skilled in tracking and hunting. He and Justin get off to a bad start and clash several times.
Tukum is absolutely vital to the kids' survival and he helps them in many ways. He has a quaint way of looking at things. Tukum loves to learn new words and ultimately wants
to learn to read English.
"It is better to be alive and called a nasty, smelly monkey than be dead."
Chronicles of the Stone Book 3