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Asa is the daughter of a Viking chief whose clan is struggling to survive a never-ending winter. All the able-bodied men head to sea in search of food, leaving behind the children, the elderly, the sickand#8212;and Jorgen the skald, the wise man who will stop at nothing to take over the clan. When Asa learns the skald wants to kill and eat her beloved horse, she runs awayand#8212;but soon realizes she has to return and try to save her mother and clan. And when she meets a strange woman with one good eye, who talks to her two ravens, Asaand#8217;s adventures really beginand#8230;.

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Raven Speak is the story of a girl living in Viking times. Asa's determination and sacrifice are all that stand between her clan and death.

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Diane Lee Wilson is the author of  Black Storm Comin', a Booklist Editors' Choice, a VOYA Top Shelf Fiction Pick and a Book Links Lasting Connection, and Firehorse, which received a starred review in Booklist, was a Booklist Top Ten Mystery/Suspense Novel for Youth, and a pick of the ALA Amelia Bloomer Project. She has always ridden horses and has an extensive collection of horse books in her home in Escondido, California. Visit her online at dianeleewilson.com.

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Anna Falconer, February 23, 2015 (view all comments by Anna Falconer)
One part historical fiction, two parts self discovery, three parts 'I have a flipping awesome horse and I'm not afraid to use it', and four parts 'creepy one-eyed lady who lives alone in the forest'. Asa Coppermane is not ordinary child and her father, the clan's chieftain, declared it to everyone when she was born. But now her father has taken all of the strongest men on a foolhardy journey and everyone knows he's not coming back, not to mention that he left the clan hungry, small, diseased, and under the care of Jorgen the Skald. It seems that Asa is the only one who can see past his caring exterior and into the awful person that he is. But there are worse things going on. Asa's mother is too sick to move and Asa must discover how strong she is, and if that is strong enough to lead the clan. Along the way, she meets Wenda, a one-eyed woman who lives in the forest with two ravens. She doesn't tell Asa how she lost her eye, but gives her the promise that something equally precious must be given in order to save her clan.
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ISBN:
9781416986546
Author:
Wilson, Diane Lee
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Subject:
Animals - Horses
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Historical - Other
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Horses
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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