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The Resource The birchbark house, Louise Erdrich with illustrations by the author

The birchbark house, Louise Erdrich with illustrations by the author

Label
The birchbark house
Title
The birchbark house
Statement of responsibility
Louise Erdrich with illustrations by the author
Title variation
Birch bark house
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847. For as long as Omakayas can remember, she and her family have lived on the land her people call the Island of the Golden-Breasted Woodpecker. Although the chimookoman, white people, encroach more and more on their land, life continues much as it always has. Every summer the family builds a new birchbark house; every fall they go to ricing camp to harvest and feast; they move to the cedar log house before the first snows arrive, and celebrate the end of the long, cold winters at maple-sugaring camp. In between, Omakayas fights with her annoying little brother, Pinch, plays with the adorable baby, Neewo, and tries to be grown-up like her beautiful older sister, Angeline. But the satisfying rhythms of their lives are shattered when a visitor comes to their lodge one winter night, bringing with him an invisible enemy that will change things forever. Set on an island in Lake Superior in 1847, and filled with fascinating details of traditional Ojibwa life, The Birchbark House is a breathtaking novel by one of America's most gifted and original writers
Member of
Summary
Omakayas, a seven-year-old Ojibwe girl lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847 and learns about her past
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Children's Book, 1999
  • Parents' Choice Award for Story Books, 1999.
  • Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Juveline Book, 2000.
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 1999
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
089358
Cataloging source
TEF
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.E72554
LC item number
Bi 2002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
970
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Birchbark house
Series volume
0001
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The birchbark house, Louise Erdrich with illustrations by the author
Link
http://www.ipl.org/div/natam/bin/browse.pl/A30
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "National Book Award finalist"--Cover
  • Originally published: 1999
Contents
Girl from Spirit Island -- Neebin (Summer): Birchbark house -- Old tallow -- Return -- Andeg: Deydey's ghost story -- Dagwaging (Fall): Fishtail's pipe -- Pinch -- Move -- First snow -- Biboon (Winter): Blue ferns: Grandma's story: Fishing the dark side of the lake -- Visitor -- Hunger: Nanabozho and Muskrat make an earth -- Zeegwun (Spring) -- Maple sugar time -- One Horn's protection -- Full circle -- Note on the Ojibwa language -- Glossary and pronounciation guide of Ojibwa terms
Control code
2296618
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Hyperion pbk. ed.
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9780786814541
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49806683
  • (OCoLC)49806683
Label
The birchbark house, Louise Erdrich with illustrations by the author
Link
http://www.ipl.org/div/natam/bin/browse.pl/A30
Publication
Note
  • "National Book Award finalist"--Cover
  • Originally published: 1999
Contents
Girl from Spirit Island -- Neebin (Summer): Birchbark house -- Old tallow -- Return -- Andeg: Deydey's ghost story -- Dagwaging (Fall): Fishtail's pipe -- Pinch -- Move -- First snow -- Biboon (Winter): Blue ferns: Grandma's story: Fishing the dark side of the lake -- Visitor -- Hunger: Nanabozho and Muskrat make an earth -- Zeegwun (Spring) -- Maple sugar time -- One Horn's protection -- Full circle -- Note on the Ojibwa language -- Glossary and pronounciation guide of Ojibwa terms
Control code
2296618
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Hyperion pbk. ed.
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9780786814541
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49806683
  • (OCoLC)49806683

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