Search Results: "Joseph Bruchac"


BOOK REVIEW

JOSEPH by Shelia P. Moses
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"Moses's heart-wrenching story of a young man's struggle to cut ties with his mother and a dead-end life will leave readers profoundly moved. (Fiction. 12-16)"
It is hard to imagine a more irresponsible, indifferent, negligent mother than the one 15-year-old Joseph Flood has endured. Read full book review >

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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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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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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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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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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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THE WAY by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Not one of Bruchac's better efforts. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Daydreaming Cody LeBeau from the Abenaki tribe naively imagines he needs ninja moves to be a hero, confident and popular. Read full book review >

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JIM THORPE by Joseph Bruchac
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2006

"Not just a sports-hero tale, this delves into such important issues as the line between amateur and professional sports, the effect of big-time money on sports, racism and the relationship of Native Americans to a dominant society. (Fiction. 10+)"
Jim Thorpe was a modern American Indian hero. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN ROOTS by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Worth it, though, for the important subject and Uncle Louis's solid, rooted depth. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Howard's tiny New York town has 1954's post-war and Cold War concerns, but Howard's family has more complex scars. Read full book review >