The Game of Silence by Louise Erdrich
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Her name is Omakayas, or Little Frog, because her first step was a hop, and she lives on an island in Lake Superior. One day in 1850, Omakayas′s island is visited by a group of mysterious people. From them, she learns that the chimookomanag, or white people, want Omakayas and her people to leave their island and move farther west.

That day, Omakayas realizes that something so valuable, so important that she never knew she had it in the first place, could be in danger: Her way of life. Her home.

 

About Louise Erdrich

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Louise Erdrich is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and is the author of many bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. She lives in Minnesota with her family, where she runs an independent bookstore, The Birchbark House. You can visit her online at www.readlouiseerdrich.com and www.birchbarkbooks.com.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins. 288 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Readers who loved the ways of Omakayas and her family in The Birchbark House (1999) have ample reason to rejoice in this beautifully constructed sequel.

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Drawing on her Ojibwe heritage and historical research, she has begun to tell the life story of Omakayas, a girl growing up in a small Ojibwe community in Minnesota in the 1840's and 50's.

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In the sequel to Erdrich's novel The Birchbark House, about the Ojibwe Indians, Fields reads at an often leisurely pace in a deep, calm voice—a good match for the tone of the text, but not a great choice for an engaging listen.

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Common Sense Media

This second in a planned nine-book series covering 100 years in the life of Omakayas and her descendants is much like its predecessor: While there is a marginal plot, it's primarily a portrait of Ojibwe life in the mid-19th century.

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The Book Report NetworkSign up for our newsletters!When Louise Erdrich's THE BIRCHBARK HOUSE was published in 1999, it was widely hailed as an alternative to the beloved "Little House" series, exploring roughly the same time period and same geographical area as that covered by Laura Ingalls Wilde...

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