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As long as the river flows / Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden ; illustrations by Heather D. Holmlund.

Loyie, Oskiniko Larry, 1933- (Author). Brissenden, Connie. (Added Author). Holmlund, Heather D. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mahnomen Public Library J 971.23 LOY (Text) 33500013438692 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 971.23 Loy (Text) 33500007776818 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0888994737 (bound) :
  • ISBN: 9780888996961 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: [39] p. : col. ill., ports. ; 27 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Douglas & McIntyre, c2002.

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General Note:
MN American Indian literature.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - # 2 April 2003
    Gr. 3-6. Loyie remembers himself at 10 years old, happy at home with his large extended Cree family in northern Alberta, Canada. With his father, he cares for an abandoned baby owl. On a camping trip with his grandma, he faces a grizzly bear that suddenly rears up before them on the trail. He learns patience and discipline, and he earns the name Oskiniko, Young Man. But always in the background of this idyllic coming-of-age account is the looming threat of separation, the nightmare the adults are whispering about. At the end of the book, the children must go to boarding school or their parents will be put in prison. "Strange white men" lift the terrified children onto a truck and drive away. Loyie's quiet words and Holmlund's authentic watercolor art capture the happy wilderness home without paint-and-feathers pageantry. But readers will want to know much more about the school experience and about the story behind the black-and-white photos that are crowded into the short epilogue. What happened to Loyie in those years at the school? We need a second book. ((Reviewed April 15, 2003)) Copyright 2003 Booklist Reviews

Subject: Loyie, Oskiniko Larry, 1933- > Childhood and youth > Juvenile literature.
Cree Indians > Alberta > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Loyie, Larry, 1933- > Enfance et jeunesse > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.

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