This is a wonderful book that our
whole family enjoyed when we read it aloud
together. Erdrich writes from the heart
about the life of her 19th century Ojibwa
ancestors. The story is told through the
eyes of 10-year-old Omakayas, who is easy to
relate to because, although her lifestyle is
very different to the way most of us live
today, she is in so many ways a typical
child of any age - enjoying snowball fights
and fishing excursions, devoted to her pet
and reluctant to do her chores, eager to be
taken seriously but a little scared of the
responsibilities that come with growing up.
This is the second in a series that Erdrich plans to write tracing her family's history. The first book, The Birchbark House...
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