The Winter People

Paperback | October 21, 2004

byJoseph Bruchac

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"Full of history, danger, courage and raw survival, this compelling novel by acclaimed author Joseph Bruchac is certain to have readers on the edge of their seat, start to finish." —The Dallas Morning News

Saxso is fourteen when the British attack his village. It’s 1759, and war is raging in the northeast between the British and the French, with the Abenaki people—Saxso’s people—by their side. Without enough warriors to defend their homes, Saxso’s village is burned to the ground. Many people are killed, but some, including Saxso’s mother and two sisters, are taken hostage. Now it’s up to Saxso, on his own, to track the raiders and bring his family back home . . . before it’s too late.

"Historical fiction doesn't get much better than this. The narrative itself is thrilling." —Booklist, starred review

"A heartbreaking but exciting story." —School Library Journal, starred review

Winner of the Disney Adventures Best Historical Fiction Award
An SLJ Best Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age 

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"Full of history, danger, courage and raw survival, this compelling novel by acclaimed author Joseph Bruchac is certain to have readers on the edge of their seat, start to finish." —The Dallas Morning NewsSaxso is fourteen when the British attack his village. It’s 1759, and war is raging in the northeast between the British and the Fre...

Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.79 × 5.13 × 0.46 inPublished:October 21, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014240229X

ISBN - 13:9780142402290

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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"Full of history, danger, courage and raw survival, this compelling novel by acclaimed author Joseph Bruchac is certain to have readers on the edge of their seat, start to finish." —The Dallas Morning News"Historical fiction doesn't get much better than this. The narrative itself is thrilling." —Booklist, starred review"A heartbreaking but exciting story." —School Library Journal, starred review"An exciting and well-written novel that will appeal to any reader who enjoys a good story." —VOYA