The Barren Grounds

Robertson, David, 1977-

[Toronto, Canada] : Puffin, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, a Penguin Random House Co., 2020.

247 p. : map ; 22 cm.

"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"--Provided by publisher.

Reading Level: 4.6

Available

FictionFiction

1 copy available at Binford Elementary School

ISBN:

978-0-7352-6610-0

Dewey Class No:

[Fic] 23

Author:

Robertson, David, 1977-

Title:

The Barren Grounds / David A. Robertson.

Publisher:

[Toronto, Canada] : Puffin, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, a Penguin Random House Co., 2020.

Physical:

247 p. : map ; 22 cm.

Series:

Book one of the Misewa saga

Citation/Refs:

Kirkus Starred, June 2020

Citation/Refs:

Publishers Weekly Annex, October 2020

Summary:

"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"--Provided by publisher.

Target Audience:

4.6.

Target Audience:

5-8 Follett School Solutions.

Awards Note:

Texas Lone Star Reading List, 2021

Subject:

Indigenous children--Fiction.

Subject:

Foster children--Fiction.

Subject:

Magic--Fiction.

SAE:PersonlName:

Robertson, David, 1977. Misewa saga ; bk. 1.

Call:

F ROB

Link:

Cover image

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