The Barren Grounds

ISBN-10: 0735266123
ISBN-13: 9780735266124
Author: Robertson, David A.
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: August 2021

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 256

Series: The Misewa Saga


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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Lexile: 680L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 9.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Native American

JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes

Description
Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations in an epic middle grade fantasy series from award-winning author David Robertson. 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, Aski, 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.
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