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The Game of Silence

By Louise Erdrich

The Game of Silence
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  • Hardcover: Apr 2005,
    256 pages.
    Paperback: Jun 2006,
    272 pages.

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The captivating sequel to The Birchbark House. Children ages 9+

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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