The Porcupine Year

Book Verdict

The Porcupine Year

by Louise Erdrich

Part of a Series: Birchbark House.

First Release:

November 2008

ISBN: 9780060297886

Minnesota, 1852: Now that white settlers have taken over the Island of the Golden-Breasted Woodpecker, twelve-year-old Omakayas and her family must search for a new home where they can live in peace. As they journey westward, they face many challenges: the fearsome Bwaanag tribe, a raid in which all their belongings are stolen, near-starvation, and the loss of a loved one. Author's note on the Ojibwe language. Glossary. Book notes. Black-and-white illustrations.

  • ISBN: 9780060297886
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Page Count: 208
    Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
    Dewey Classification: F
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.6, Points: 6
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 5.5, Points: 11
    Lexile: Level: 840L
    Awards & Honors: 2009 Notable Books for a Global Society
    Genre: Fiction.
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