Eagle Song (Puffin Chapters)De (autor) Joseph Bruchac, Dan Andreasen, National Geographic Learning
en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – March 1999 – vârsta de la 7 până la 10 ani
Danny Bigtree's family has moved to Brooklyn, New York, and he just can't seem to fit in at school. He's homesick for the Mohawk reservation, and the kids in his class tease him about being an Indian the thing that makes Danny most proud. Can he find the courage to stand up for himself?
A worthy, well-written novella. Kirkus Reviews
This appealing portrayal of a strong family offers an unromanticized view of Native American culture, and a history lesson about the Iroquois Confederacy; it also gives a subtle lesson in the meaning of daily courage. Publishers Weekly
"With so many Native American stories set in the misty past, it's great to read a children's book about an Iroquois boy who lives in the city now. Bruchac weaves together the traditional and the realistic as Danny's ironworker father tells stories of his people's history and heroes, stories that give Danny courage to confront his schoolyard enemies and make friends with them. Booklist"
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He's not an "Indian Chief" -- he is a Mohawk boy. Danny Bigtree's family has moved to a new city, and no matter how hard he tries, Danny can't seem to fit in. He's homesick for the Mohawk reservation where he used to live, and the kids in his class call him "Chief" and tease him about being an Indian -- the thing that makes Danny most proud. Can he find the courage to stand up for himself?
"This appealing portrayal of a strong family offers an unromanticized view of Native American culture ... and gives a subtle lesson in the meaning of daily courage". -- School Library Journal
Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief. For more information about Joseph, please visit his website www.josephbruchac.com.