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|Bagley Public Library||J ERD (Text)||33500009816950||Main||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 9780060297886 (reinforced) :
- ISBN: 0060297883 (reinforced) :
- ISBN: 9780060297879 (trade bdg.)
- ISBN: 0060297875 (trade bdg.)
- Physical Description: xi, 193 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, c2008.
|Summary, etc.:|| In 1852, forced by the United States government to leave their beloved Island of the Golden Breasted Woodpecker, fourteen-year-old Omokayas and her Ojibwe family travel in search of a new home.
|Target Audience Note:|| Grades 3-7.
|Awards Note:|| A Junior Library Guild selection
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 June #1
*Starred Review* The struggle to survive provides the exciting action in this sequel to The Birchbark House (1999) and The Game of Silence (2005), which takes place in 1852.Â But the gripping story is also aboutÂ pain, joy, sacrifice, and surprise.Â Omakayas, now 12,Â feels the anguish of displacement as her family, driven from its beloved Madeline Island by white settlers, endures violent raids in the freezing winter and comes close to starvation inÂ its search for a home. Erdrich shows Omakaya's love forÂ her mischievous little brother,Â as well as her barely controlledÂ jealousy of her sister. Always there isÂ her bond withÂ tough elderly Old Tallow, who rescued Omakayas as a baby and has loved her ever since. The question now is whether Old Tallow will survive, and for theÂ first time, Omakayas hears her mentor's childhood storyâincluding the shocking brutality she endured, which helped make her so strong andÂ nurturing. As in the previous books, Erdrich weaves in OjibwaÂ culture and language, defining the terms inÂ an appendedÂ glossary, and she includes her ownÂ black-and-white sketches, whichÂ express her affection for small daily things. Based on Erdrich's own family history, this celebrationÂ of lifeÂ will move readers with its mischief, its anger, and its sadness.Â What is left unspoken is as powerful as the story told. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.