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Around the middle is when things get interesting but extremely sad. Our favorite toys for everyone on your list Top Kid Picks. She is very talented and knowledgeable about healing. With The Birchbark Houseerdricb author Louise Erdrich’s first novel for young readers, this same slice of history is seen through the eyes of the spirited, 7-year-old Ojibwa girl Omakayas, or Little Frog, so named because her first step was a hop. And like our unsinkable Laura Ingalls, Omakayas is a worthy addition to young heroines of children’s literature.

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Really well written, couldn’t put it down. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

I would urge all parents to consider sharing this book with their young ones, especially if they have loved, or plan to share, Wilder’s novels—which by all means you should. The illustrations are in the same pen and ink line style. Nokomis is wise and her relationship with Omakayas is strong and loving.

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I don’t have any intention of continuing this series, but it was nice to dip my toes into it for a while. I ended up loving this book because the characters, human and non-human, are so memorable and the description of the way these people live is so vivid, and so fascinating.

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I can see why it gets compared to Wilder’s Little House series. If your kid hasn’t dealt with death in books yet then they may not be quite ready for this one yet. White people rarely interact with the book’s characters although they do moreso in later books in the seriesand racist language or misinformation don’t figure into the story. I remember worrying that the class would mutiny, but they didn’t.

We see her love for her family and her affinity toward the animals around her. Still, they depend on nature around them for their daily survival. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The story itself is divided into seasons: Aug 12, Kelly added it Shelves: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. She also interacts with animals, most especially a crow that becomes a sort of pet. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? The Birchbark House is a children’s book – or perhaps a young, young adult’s – but it is captivating tthe beautifully written.

Her mother and grandmother spend most of their days taking care of the family, raising crops, gathering from errdrich forest, and sewing.

Nothing will ever please them for long,” said Deydey One of the men decides to tells his wife about the baby, sure tha The Birchbark House begins with a rather grim prologue that describes a baby girl crawling around the bodies of her family and crying while a group of men stand watching her on the shoreline of a small Lake Superior island. Is this feature helpful? She worked at various jobs, such as hoeing sugar beets, farm work, waitressing, short order cooking, lifeguarding, and construction work, louixe becoming a writer.

Even the book format, the single image on each chapter page, the illustrations, the way characters tell stories while everyone is gathered around, is very similar. There is a glossary in the back of the book, but I found myself using it more for pronunciation purposed than for definitions.


Several of her short stories have been selected for O. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Nokomis and Deydey are two of the characters who efdrich stories.

Thank you for your feedback. The Birchbark House is what many of us have been seeking for many years: Hyperion Paperbacks for Children, A baby girl crawls among the bodies of her family, dead from smallpox.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is Erdrich’s first young reader novel and a perfect companion to the Little House books. She lives with Omakayas and her family. For Preschool through Ninth Grade. Just as with Wilder, Erdrich provides historical information on survival and family dynamics, but it still has all the misadventures and misunderstandings. Also somewhat similar to the Little House books, author Louise Erdrich has based this series loosely on her own family history; her affection and respect for these characters is palpable.

She tames a black bird as a pet and has conversations with bears. So many books written for the upper grades of elementary school are scary, gross, or snotty. The Birchbark House is part of a series consisting of four novels.