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The barren grounds / David Robertson ; [interior illustrations, Natasha Donovan].

Robertson, David, 1977- (author.). Donovan, Natasha, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 5 of 6 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Hood River County Library District.

Current holds

0 current holds with 6 total copies.

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cascade Locks Library J FIC ROBERTSON (Text) 33892100688010 Children's New Books Book None 01/05/2021 Available -
Hood River County Library J FIC ROBERTSON (Text) 33892100688051 Children's New Books Book None 12/29/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735266100
  • ISBN: 0735266107
  • Physical Description: 247 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Puffin Canada, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Canadian fiction > Indigenous authors.
Indigenous peoples > Ethnic identity > Juvenile fiction.
Indigenous foster children > Manitoba > Juvenile fiction.
Indigenous children > Juvenile fiction.
Hunters > Juvenile fiction.
Imaginary places > Juvenile fiction.
Doorways > Juvenile fiction.
Winnipeg (Man.) > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Canadian fiction.
Novels.

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