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Chapter books | Class #3, fall 2016

This week we are reading three chapter books — The Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos, and The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich. Each is the first book in a series and each has a strong central character, an element that I think is essential in early […]

Reviews of Louise Erdrich’s Birchbark House series

The Birchbark House

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich ; illus. by the author Intermediate     Hyperion     235 pp. 5/99     0-7868-0300-2      $14.99     g Library edition ISBN 0-7868-2241-4      $15.49 With a title and structure that inescapably recall Laura Ingalls Wilder’s family stories, Louise Erdrich here paints a detailed portrait of Ojibwa life in the mid-nineteenth century. Seven-year-old Omakayas […]

Review of Makoons

Makoons [Birchbark House] by Louise Erdrich; illus. by the author Intermediate    Harper/HarperCollins    166 pp. 8/16    978-0-06-057793-3    $16.99 Library ed.  978-0-06-057794-0    $17.89    g e-book ed.  978-0-06-239540-5    $10.99 This fifth title in the Birchbark House series, a direct sequel to Chickadee (rev. 9/12), opens with Makoons, a young Ojibwe boy, telling a vision of his family’s future, […]

The Birchbark House | Class #3, 2016

The Birchbark House

Louise Erdrich’s historical novel The Birchbark House is the first in a series, each book following a child from a different generation in an Ojibwa community. Often, books for children contain a central character who is about the same age as the book’s readers. The Birchbark House would be a tough read for most children […]

The Birchbark House | Class #3, 2015

The Birchbark House

Louise Erdrich’s historical novel The Birchbark House is the first in a series, each book following a child from a different generation in an Ojibwa community. Often, books for children contain a central character who is about the same age as the book’s readers. The Birchbark House would be a tough read for most children […]

The Birchbark House

The Birchbark House

Louise Erdrich’s historical novel The Birchbark House is the first in a series, each book following a child from a different generation in an Ojibwa community. Often, books for children contain a central character who is about the same age as the book’s readers. The Birchbark House would be a tough read for most children […]