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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Summaries and Excerpts: The birchbark house / Louise Erdrich ; with illustrations by the author.

Louise Erdrich has tge a new generation of readers much of these same reading experiences, but has managed to tell it in the errich of a non-“chimookoman,” or white person.

Neewo dies, and Angeline is scarred for life. I can see why it gets compared to Wilder’s Little House series. Mar 06, Jennifer Peterson rated it really liked it.

Erdrich makes sure that the vocabulary is eerdrich defined, either by outright stating what it means or by using enough context to make it clear.

Omakayas, or Little Frog, has a family similar to the Ingalls’: After the prologue the novel continues that the eyes of a seven-year-old young girl, Omakayas “her name means “little frog”. She also interacts with animals, most especially a crow that becomes a sort of pet.

Louise Erdrich is one of the most gifted, prolific, and challenging of contemporary Native American novelists. The class was all girls. Nov 20, Melody rated it really liked it Recommended to Melody by: The characters become a part of your heart, and I look forward to setting some time aside to finishing the s What a lovely book!

My erdrihc are reading this now and they seem to be getting a lot out of it, many have finished it already. Some reviewers believed they saw in The Antelope Wife lohise anguish Erdrich must have felt as her marriage crumbled, but she has stated that she is unconscious of having mirrored any real-life events.


The community in each season works together birchbaro hunt, build, gather, and survive. Nov 08, Abby Johnson rated it it was amazing Shelves: The story has more emotion to it than what I remember from Little House.

Omakayas works and plays through the summer and fall, learning the ways of her people; she has a frightful adventure with bears and adopts a young raven as a pet. She lends her knowledge of the land to Omakayas through mentoring her as well as through magnificent storytelling. Published June 3rd by Hyperion Books for Children first published The book weaves together a dozen different strands of narrative – Omakayas’ family responsibilities and affections; her work as young woman; the subsistence patterns of her community; the effect of trade and sickness on the Ojibwe; the potential for treaties and removal by the Americans; the world of medicine, and of spirits; the presence of missionaries and their schooli This is a gorgeous book – a year in the life of Omakayas, a young Ojibwe girl who lives at the edge of Lake Superior in One evening at the dance lodge, a visitor comes with his voyageur crew.

Return to Book Page. The Birchbark House is so different. After that stinging beginning, an unexpectedly enjoyable story follows, replete with believable characterizations, humor, family love, and misadventures. Fhe for late elementary or middle school readers.


Be sure to add to the Native American viewpoint by including: Again, I found myself thinking of Laura Ingalls and those wonderful Garth Williams illustrations- which added so much to my enjoyment of Laura’s opposite side of this tale. How they lived, foraged for food, some of their beliefs and spiritual life, their relationships. Oct 13, Amanda H rated it it was ok Shelves: What animals does Omakayas come across and which one does she specifically have as a pet?


There was a problem adding your email address. An example of this is the storytelling. She struggles with the task at first, but uses her emotions to help her continue the work and ends up with one of the best hides she has ever worked with.

The Birchbark House is a fictional work which takes place slightly earlier in American history than the Little House series when native Americans were still largely ab After the message of pioneers fearing native Americans in Little House on the PrairieI decided we needed to listen to a book told from the other louiae of the story.

Dec 02, Ellie rated it really liked it Shelves: I would urge all parents to consider sharing this book with their young ones, especially if they have loved, or plan to share, Wilder’s novels—which by all means you should.

Oct 27, nettebuecherkiste rated it really liked bircbhark Shelves: If your kid hasn’t dealt with death in books yet then they may not be quite ready for this one yet. Louise Erdrich has a way with words that is just mesmerizing, and yet so straightforward and simple.

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