Search Results: "James Bruchac"


BOOK REVIEW

RABBIT'S SNOW DANCE by James Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"Kids who are looking forward to a snow day may give Rabbit's chant a try, but hopefully, they will know when to stop. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A long-tailed rabbit who wants a nibble of the highest, tastiest leaves uses his special snow song in the summertime, despite the protests of the other animals. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A winner. (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
Noted storyteller Bruchac (Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving, p. 1498, etc.) teams up with his son, James (Native American Games and Stories, not reviewed) to present a pourquoi tale from the East Coast Native American tradition. Read full book review >

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THE ARROW OVER THE DOOR by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A delicate tale, very well told. (Fiction. 7- 9)"
In alternating chapters, Bruchac (Lasting Echoes, p. 1641, etc.) describes two 14-year-old boys, one a Quaker and one an Abenaki Indian, whose lives at the time of the Revolution will eventually intersect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2008

"But Louis is a likable character and readers will follow him with interest, learning much along the way. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old Louis Nolette, an Abenaki Indian from Canada, enlists to fight with the Irish Brigade in the Civil War. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Teenagers attempting to resolve their own family knots and tangles will find much here that is resonant, but Bruchac's triumph is in the emotional honesty and limpid strength of his working of the words. (Autobiography. 14+)"
Bruchac (Eagle Song, 1997, etc.) tells of his life, with great compassion for those he loved and for the little boy he was, woven with Abenaki tales from his heritage. Read full book review >

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DAWN LAND by Joseph Bruchac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

Bruchac's first novel—based on Native American legends, tall tales, and myths, and especially suitable as a YA—follows a young warrior on a vision quest into the unknown. Read full book review >

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TRAIL OF THE DEAD by Joseph Bruchac
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"This second act offering deeper characterization and resonant themes enriches an already compelling tale. (Post-apocalyptic fantasy. 12-18)"
In Volume 2 of this post-apocalyptic series, Lozen leads survivors of the insurrection against Haven's technically augmented human rulers through gemod-infested wilderness to the hidden valley her Apache family once called home—it doesn't go as planned. Read full book review >

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ARROW OF LIGHTNING  by Joseph Bruchac
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2017

"If the bleak world Lozen's people and their allies have inherited is deeply scarred, this gripping saga suggests that where change is possible, hope for the future remains. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
In the series' third volume, Lozen—now healed of her deadly sickness—vows not to take another human life even as dangerous enemies stalk the residents and refugees of Valley Where First Light Paints the Cliffs, who depend on her to keep them safe. Read full book review >

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TURTLE MEAT AND OTHER STORIES by Joseph Bruchac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Style, humor, and grace enliven familiar themes; atypical for folkloric writing, most characters emerge three-dimensional and real."
Native American eco-cosciousness expressed through retellings of legend and myth, tales of the supernatural and of revenge, celebrations of nature and wit all rooted in the often overlooked Northeastern Woodlands cultures. Read full book review >

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LONG RIVER by Joseph Bruchac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Here, the attempt is often strained, resulting in a tale more than adequately told but far from inspiring."
A veritable factory of folk tales, author of more than 60 titles, continues his pre-Columbian history of the American Northeast. Read full book review >

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GERONIMO by Joseph Bruchac
Released: March 1, 2006

"You will remember it all," Geronimo says to his grandson at Fort Sill, Okla., in 1908. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Brief reading list; foreword and afterword on the value of oral and cultural transmission. (Folklore. 11-13)"
Sixteen stories with similar themes, gathered from various Native American traditions. Read full book review >