The Birchbark House has to be one of the most beautifully written, lyrical books I’ ve ever read. Louise Erdrich has a way with words that is just. The Birchbark House. Louise Erdrich, Author, Louise Erdrich, Illustrator, Louise Erdich, Author Hyperion Books $ (p) ISBN THE BIRCHBARK HOUSE. Louise Erdrich, Author, Louise Erdrich, Illustrator, Louise Erdich, Author. Hyperion $ (p) ISBN

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It is beautifully written and shares the humor and deep sadness that life must have had back then. There was a problem adding your email address. She and Michael became a picture-book husband-and-wife writing team, though they wrote only one truly collaborative novel, The Crown of Columbus I adored the Little House books as a child for the window they provided into a long-ago time, but re-reading them as an This book follows a year in the life of Omakayas, a 7-year-old Ojibwe girl living in about on what is now known as Madeline Island in Wisconsin.

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Tardy to the party on this one but better late than never! Her unique gift with animals and the way she interacts with others is very believable. I remember it began slowly, like some other reviewers note.

Aug 12, Kelly added it Shelves: Omakayas cares for her family because she knew that with the winter comes a smallpox epidemic. Omakayas cannot find her way back to happiness until an odd old woman tells her the truth of her past, in a novel that is by turns charming, suspenseful, and funny, and always bursting with life.


I did find a creditable reference to it in Holding Our World Together: Linsey Marks Idk lol Lmfao. One evening at the dance lodge, a visitor comes with his voyageur crew. Who do I recommend this book to? Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

I can see why it gets compared to Wilder’s Little House series. But what I most appreciate about The Birchbark House is the elevated final fifth of youse book, where Erdrich uses her sophisticated storytelling powers to raise the complexity of Omakayas and her family.

Neewo prefers Omakayas to his other siblings. Native Americans rely strongly on their oral storytelling, and that was reflected in this book. White people rarely interact with the book’s characters although they do moreso tje later books in the seriesand racist language or misinformation don’t figure into the story.

One weakness of the book, is the early chapters.

Start with these Time4Learning freebies: 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.

Erdrich is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwa, and she spoke to various Ojibwa elders about the significance of Madeline Island. bbirchbark

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Erdrich has a talent with characters, and I could picture each of them perfectly. Nicolle Littrell does a fine job performing the audio version. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? What disease devastates their tribe?



See all 8 questions about The Birchbark Houseā€¦. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Be sure to add to the Native American viewpoint by including: Karen Louise Erdrich is a American author of novels, poetry, and children’s books. Read reviews that mention birchbark house louise te native american little house year old native americans smallpox old tallow main character little brother lake superior birchbarkk on the prairie beautifully written old daughter historical fiction golden-breasted woodpecker young girl house by louise little frog ten snow.

Many others in the community also lose their lives but it is the death of her brother that changes Omakayas into a sad, joyless being.

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louisd Dec 02, Ellie rated it really liked it Shelves: Just read in the Horn Book magazine that a fifth title in this series Birchbark House is coming out. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Too intense for her. A Bevy of Burtons.