Search Results: "Joseph Bruchac"


BOOK REVIEW

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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WALKING TWO WORLDS by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"Captivating and brief enough to be an easy sell for reluctant readers, this effort combines a snapshot of history with a skillful multicultural portrayal. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Ely, a Seneca Indian, has been sent to a boarding school to learn the ways of white people in hopes that he can become an effective representative for his people. Read full book review >

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DRAGON CASTLE by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2011

"The story recalls Lloyd Alexander at his wry, humane best; readers will be happy for every moment they spend at castle Hladka Hvorka. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Noted Native American storyteller and author Bruchac turns to the Slovakian side of his family heritage to produce an entirely fresh and funny fantasy. Read full book review >

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WOLF MARK by Joseph Bruchac
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A solid entry into the paranormal market, with an appealingly different hero. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
A loner teen finds himself caught up in a paranormal paramilitary threat—but he has both untapped personal resources and some unlikely allies to help him out. Read full book review >

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WABI by Joseph Bruchac
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Parts of this, particularly the climax, will seem familiar to fans of Michelle Paver's Wolf Brother (2005), but Bruchac gives the story a distinctive Native American cast, and readers won't be able to turn the pages fast enough. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Bruchac, in top form here, crafts an exhilarating journey tale that not only promotes the value of listening, asking questions and telling stories, but is laced with folkloric elements, heroic deeds, romance, toothy monsters and transformations. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"With its multicultural themes and well-told WWII history, this will appeal to a wide audience. (author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 10+)"
Sixteen-year-old Ned Begay detested life in the Navajo mission school where he was sent. Read full book review >

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POCAHONTAS by Joseph Bruchac
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Many readers may find this hard going, but it will please historical fiction fans, and is a first choice for those interested in exploring the topic. (Fiction. 10+)"
Employing the same device as in his Sacajawea (2000), Bruchac breathes new life into this often-romanticized story. Read full book review >

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BROTHERS OF THE BUFFALO by Joseph Bruchac
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Agenda trumps story in this loosely jointed account. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
In a mix of history, fiction, letters, and folk tales from two continents, Bruchac chronicles a particularly ugly chapter in the Indian Wars. Read full book review >

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THE HUNTER'S PROMISE by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Bruchac and Farnsworth honor the Indians of the Northeast, the written versions of the tale, and the elders and Wabanaki tellers who keep this story alive. (author's note) (Picture book/folk tale. 6-8)"
An Abenaki retelling of a traditional story of various indigenous nations of the Northeast that centers on loyalty and humans' relation to nature. Read full book review >

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BUFFALO SONG by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 2008

"A first buy for public and school libraries. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The fictional story of one orphaned buffalo calf, Little Thunder Hoof, becomes the vehicle for Bruchac's tale of one extraordinary family and its commitment to saving the Buffalo People. Read full book review >

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SPORTS SHORTS by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2005

"Accessible to a wide range of sports enthusiasts, and appealing to older, struggling readers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Eight sports short stories cover the bases, from kickball to ballet, bombardment to running. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Nonetheless, every teacher and librarian who works with school-age children will want to purchase this less-than-perfect book because it offers two important topics—Native Americans and the first Thanksgiving in the New World—from a noteworthy storyteller. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Does every child need a book on every subject in which the facts are set within a fictional frame? Read full book review >