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Eagle song / Joseph Bruchac ; illustrated by Dan Andreasen.

Bruchac, Joseph, 1942- (Author). Andreasen, Dan, (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library J BRU (Text) 33500012762027 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0141301694
  • ISBN: 9780141301693
  • ISBN: 0613177908
  • ISBN: 9780613177900
  • Physical Description: 80 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Puffin Books, 1999, ©1997.

Content descriptions

General Note:
MN American Indian literature.
"Puffin chapters"--Cover.
Summary, etc.:
Overview: Danny Bigtree's family has moved to a new city, and Danny can't seem to fit in. He's homesick for the Mohawk reservation, and the kids in his class tease him about being an Indian? the thing that makes Danny most proud. Can he find the courage to stand up for himself? "This appealing portrayal of a strong family offers an unromanticized view of Native American culture-and gives a subtle lesson in the meaning of daily courage."?
Target Audience Note:
Interest age level : Ages 7-9.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 February 1997
    Gr. 2^-4. With so many Native American stories set in the misty past, it's great to read a children's book about an Iroquois boy who lives in the city now. Not that Danny Bigtree likes living in Brooklyn, New York: the other kids in his fourth-grade class taunt him and tell him to go "home to his teepee," and he does miss the place where he didn't feel like an outsider. But there is pollution and unemployment on the reservation, and Danny's parents have come to the city to work. Bruchac weaves together the traditional and the realistic as Danny's ironworker father tells stories of his people's history and heroes, stories that give Danny courage to confront his schoolyard enemies and make friends with them. The purposive information and message are lightened by family jokes that mock solemn Hollywood stereotypes ("Help me, my son") and show the loving intimacy between people who can tease each other and laugh together. Dan Andreasen's occasional full-page charcoal illustrations reinforce the sense of a sturdy schoolkid in the playground and at home, in touch with his roots. ((Reviewed February 1, 1997)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Author Notes

Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief. For more information about Joseph, please visit his website

Subject: Mohawk Indians > Fiction.
Indians of North America > Fiction.
Moving, Household > Fiction.
Prejudices > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Indians of North America.
Mohawk Indians.
Moving, Household.
Mohawk Indians > Fiction.
Indians of North America > Fiction.
Moving, Household > Fiction.
Prejudices > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
School stories.
> Fiction. Native Americans > New York (N.Y.)
> Fiction. Mohawk Indians.
> Fiction. Prejudices.
> Fiction. Moving.
Genre: Fiction.

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