The birchbark house
The birchbark house

Erdrich, Louise, author.


Publication Information
[S.l. : s.n., 2002]

Physical Description
10 books in a cloth bag ; 37 x 15 cm. + 1 folder.

Birchbark house series ;
Instant book club.

General Note
A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title and a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders.

Girl from Spirit Island -- Neebin (Summer): Birchbark house -- Old tallow -- Return -- Andeg: Deydey's ghost story -- Dagwaging (Fall): Fishtail's pipe -- Pinch -- Move -- First snow -- Biboon (Winter): Blue ferns: Grandma's story: Fishing the dark side of the lake -- Visitor -- Hunger: Nanabozho and Muskrat make an earth -- Zeegwun (Spring) -- Maple sugar time -- One Horn's protection -- Full circle -- Note on the Ojibwa language -- Glossary and pronounciation guide of Ojibwa terms.

Subject Term
Ojibwa Indians -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Superior, Lake -- Fiction.
Families -- Superior, Lake -- Fiction.
Islands -- Fiction.
Seasons -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Superior, Lake -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.

Local Subject
Book club kit collection.

Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847. For as long as Omakayas can remember, she and her family have lived on the land her people call the Island of the Golden-Breasted Woodpecker. Although the chimookoman, white people, encroach more and more on their land, life continues much as it always has. Every summer the family builds a new birchbark house; every fall they go to ricing camp to harvest and feast; they move to the cedar log house before the first snows arrive, and celebrate the end of the long, cold winters at maple-sugaring camp. In between, Omakayas fights with her annoying little brother, Pinch, plays with the adorable baby, Neewo, and tries to be grown-up like her beautiful older sister, Angeline. But the satisfying rhythms of their lives are shattered when a visitor comes to their lodge one winter night, bringing with him an invisible enemy that will change things forever. Set on an island in Lake Superior in 1847, and filled with fascinating details of traditional Ojibwa life, The Birchbark House is a breathtaking novel by one of America's most gifted and original writers.

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Stillwater Public LibraryBook club kitKT J FICTION ERD11Children's Collection