The barren grounds
by
 
Robertson, David, 1977- author.

Title
The barren grounds

Alternate title
Barren grounds : book one of the Misewa saga
 
Misewa saga. Book one, The barren grounds

Author
Robertson, David, 1977- author.
 
Donovan, Natasha, illustrator.

Series
Misewa ;

Series Number
1.

Summary
Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected, from their culture and each other, and struggle to fit in at school and at their new home -- until they find a secret place, walled off in an unfinished attic bedroom. A portal opens to another reality, Askí, bringing them onto frozen, barren grounds, where they meet Ochek (Fisher). The only hunter supporting his starving community, Misewa, Ochek welcomes the human children, teaching them traditional ways to survive. But as the need for food becomes desperate, they embark on a dangerous mission. Accompanied by Arik, a sassy squirrel they catch stealing from the trapline, they try to save Misewa before the icy grip of winter freezes everything -- including them. -- Amazon.

Physical Description
247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm

Genre
Fantasy fiction.

Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.6 9.0 Accelerated Reader Quiz #511354.
 
Lexile 680L.

Subject Term
Indians of North America -- Juvenile fiction.
 
Foster children -- Juvenile fiction.
 
Indigenous children -- Juvenile fiction.
 
Hunters -- Juvenile fiction.
 
Imaginary places -- Juvenile fiction.
 
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
 
Doorways -- Juvenile Fiction.

Author(s)
Donovan, Natasha,

Publisher
Puffin, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, a Penguin Random House Company,

Publication Date
2020

ISBN
9780735266100
 
9780735266124

Publication Information
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Puffin, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, a Penguin Random House Company, 2020.
 
©2020

Award Note
Young Readers Choice Award nominee, 2023.

Call Number
M ROBERTSON


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