The Birchbark House

Category: Book
By (author): Erdrich, Louise
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Values & Virtues
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Published: May 2002
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.70in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*[In this] story of a young Ojibwa girl, Omakayas, living on an island in Lake Superior around 1847, Louise Erdrich is reversing the narrative perspective used in most children's stories about nineteenth-century Native Americans. Instead of looking out at 'them' as dangers or curiosities, Erdrich, drawing on her family's history, wants to tell about 'us', from the inside. The Birchbark House establishes its own ground, in the vicinity of Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House' books. --The New York Times Book Review