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ISBN13: 9780786814541
ISBN10: 0786814543
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"[In this] story of a young Ojibwa girl, Omakayas, living on an island in Lake Superior around 1847, Louise Erdrich is reversing the narrative perspective used in most children's stories about nineteenth-century Native Americans. Instead of looking out at 'them' as dangers or curiosities, Erdrich, drawing on her family's history, wants to tell about 'us', from the inside. The Birchbark House establishes its own ground, in the vicinity of Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House' books." --The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

A young Ojibwa girl living on an island in Lake Superior in 1847 is featured in a story that draws from Erdrich's own family history. Winner of the 2000 WILLA Award (Women Writing the West) and a National Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Award Winner. Illustrations by the author.

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The Family that Reads, November 25, 2013 (view all comments by The Family that Reads)
Pixie Painter, age 8 writes this about "The Birchbark House" series: This is a story about an 8 year-old Chippewa girl who grows up in Minnesota during the 1840's. This book is the best way to learn about Native Americans. These stories are the BEST. I read all four books in the series in six weeks. I still wish Louise Erdich would write another book. Mom says throw away any text book about Native Americans and get these stories instead. This is the best way to enter into the world of the Chippewa tribe.
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Scot, January 10, 2011 (view all comments by Scot)
The Birchbark House is a glowing example of Louise Erdich's storytelling genius. The lyricism of the writing, the ease with which the book reads, and the brilliantly drawn characters kept me riveted to the pages of this deeply moving and entertaining book. This is a young adult title that is appropriate for all ages. Rich in story, wisdom, pathos, and inspiration - truly a moving and memorable read.
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kidsilkhaze, April 16, 2008 (view all comments by kidsilkhaze)
A wonderful tale of growing up as an Ojibwa girl in the mid-nineteenth century on what is now Madeline Island in Wisconsin. Highly recommended for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786814541
Author:
Erdrich, Louise
Publisher:
Hyperion Books for Children
Author:
Erdich, Louise
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Seasons
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Islands
Subject:
Ojibwa Indians
Subject:
Superior, Lake, Region
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-General
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
vol. 42: 1-144
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 8.8 oz
Age Level:
13-17

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"Synopsis" by , A young Ojibwa girl living on an island in Lake Superior in 1847 is featured in a story that draws from Erdrich's own family history. Winner of the 2000 WILLA Award (Women Writing the West) and a National Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Award Winner. Illustrations by the author.
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