Chickadee

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Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780060577902

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About the Author

Louise Erdrich is the author of sixteen novels as well as volumes of poetry, children's books, short stories, and a memoir of early motherhood. She has received the Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction, the prestigious PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, among many others. She lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore.

Reviews

"Erdrich's captivating tale of four seasons portrays a deep appreciation of our environment, our history, and our Native American sisters and brothers."--School Library Journal
"The Birchbark House establishes its own ground, in the vicinity of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books."--New York Times Book Review
"In the fourth book in Erdrich's award-winning Birchbark House series, the focus moves to a new generation. As always, the focus is on the way-of-life details as much as the adventure. Most affecting are the descriptions of Makoons' loneliness without his brother."--ALA Booklist
"Readers will absorb the history lesson almost by osmosis; their full attention will be riveted on the story. Every detail anticipates readers' interest."--The Horn Book
"The pleasures of reading the series are not unlike those of reading Laura Ingalls Wilder: Discovering an earlier time in our country through stories of the daily lives of children."--Newsday.com
GLOWING PRAISE FOR THE BIRCHBARK HOUSE SERIES: "Based on Erdrich's own family history, the mischievous celebration will move readers, and so will the anger and sadness. What is left unspoken is as powerful as the story told."--Booklist (starred review)
"[A] lyrical narrative. Readers will want to follow this family for many seasons to come."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Readers who loved Omakayas and her family in The Birchbark House (1999) have ample reason to rejoice in this beautifully contstructed sequel ... Hard not to hope for what comes next for this radiant nine-year old."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
★ "A beautifully evolving story of an indigenous American family. "--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
★ "Erdrich's storytelling is masterful. Readers will be more than happy to welcome little Chickadee into their hearts."--School Library Journal (starred review)
★ "Erdrich's charming pencil drawings interspersed throughout and her glossary of Ojibwe terms round out a beautiful offering."--School Library Journal (starred review)
★ "Erdrich's gifts are many, and she has given readers another tale full of rich details of 1850's Ojibwe life, complicated supporting characters, and all the joys and challenges of a girl becoming a woman."--Horn Book (starred review)
★ "Why has no one written this story before?"--ALA Booklist (boxed review)
"Set around the same time period as the ever-popular Little House books, the Birchbark House series has become a classic narrative in its own right. Delightful."--Brightly