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The Porcupine Year : Birchbark House - Louise Erdrich

The Porcupine Year

Birchbark House

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Here follows the story of a most extraordinary year in the life of an Ojibwe family and of a girl named "Omakayas," or Little Frog, who lived a year of flight and adventure, pain and joy, in 1852.

When Omakayas is twelve winters old, she and her family set off on a harrowing journey. They travel by canoe westward from the shores of Lake Superior along the rivers of northern Minnesota, in search of a new home. While the family has prepared well, unexpected danger, enemies, and hardships will push them to the brink of survival. Omakayas continues to learn from the land and the spirits around her, and she discovers that no matter where she is, or how she is living, she has the one thing she needs to carry her through.

Richly imagined, full of laughter and sorrow, The Porcupine Year continues Louise Erdrich's celebrated series, which began with The Birchbark House, a National Book Award finalist, and continued with The Game of Silence, winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.

“Erdrich is a talented storyteller. She has created a world, fictional but real: absorbing, funny, serious, and convincingly human.”

Prologue -- Night hunting -- Porcupine soup -- The Memegwesi -- Bears and heart berries -- Prayer feathers -- The path of butterflies -- Trail of ash -- The capture -- Pushing on -- What was left -- Windigoo moon -- Aadizookaanag -- Cry of the dove -- Cousins -- Two strike's pain -- The woman lodge -- Author's note on the Ojibwe language -- Glossary and pronunciation guide of Ojibwe terms -- A few book notes.

ISBN: 9780061972591
ISBN-10: 0061972592
Series: Birchbark House
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 6th October 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia