The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book 1

September 8, 2020|
The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book 1 by David A. Robertson
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Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations in an epic middle grade fantasy series from award-winning author David Robertson.

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.
DAVID A. ROBERTSON is the author of numerous books for young readers including When We Were Alone, which won the 2017 Governor General''s Literary Award and was nominated for the TD Canadian Children''s Literature Award. Strangers, the first book in his Reckoner trilogy, a young adult supernatural mystery, won the 2018 Michael Van Rooy...
Title:The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book 1Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.5 X 5.75 X 0.87 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.5 X 5.75 X 0.87 inPublished:September 8, 2020Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0735266107

ISBN - 13:9780735266100

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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