Raven Speak by Diane Lee Wilson

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Asa is the daughter of a Viking chief whose clan is struggling to survive a never-ending winter. All the able-bodied men head to sea in search of food, leaving behind the children, the elderly, the sick—and Jorgen the skald, the wise man who will stop at nothing to take over the clan. When Asa learns the skald wants to kill and eat her beloved horse, she runs away. But then she meets a strange woman who talks to her two pet ravens, and who warns Asa she’ll have to make a great sacrifice to save her clan. Now Asa must face the biggest challenge of her life in this eerie, absorbing adventure tale.

About Diane Lee Wilson

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Diane Lee Wilson is the author of Black Storm Comin’ (which won a Spur Award for Best Western Juvenile, was a Booklist Editors’ Choice, a VOYA Top Shelf fiction pick, a Notable Social Studies book, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon book, and a Book Links Lasting Connection), Firehorse (which was a Booklist Top Ten Mystery/Suspense pick and an ALA Amelia Bloomer Project pick), Raven Speak, and Tracks. She lives in Escondido, California. Visit her online at DianeLeeWilson.com.
Published April 2, 2010 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 256 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Asa Coppermane’s Viking chieftain father and all the other able-bodied men are away searching for food, her feverish mother is near death and her older brothers are already dead and stacked in one of the barns, awaiting spring thaw for burial.

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Asa's Viking clan is suffering from a winter that seems never-ending, her mother has fallen ill, and her father—the head of the clan—has set sail in a desperate quest for food.

Apr 05 2010 | Read Full Review of Raven Speak

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