The Marrow Thieves

The Marrow Thieves

4.02 (28,877 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.02 (28,877 ratings by Goodreads)

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Winner of the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text)
Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize
Winner of the 2018 Sunburst Award
Winner of the 2018 Amy Mathers Teen Book Award
Winner of the 2018 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature

Just when you think you have nothing left to lose, they come for your dreams.

Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The Indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream. In this dark world, Frenchie and his companions struggle to survive as they make their way up north to the old lands. For now, survival means staying hidden - but what they don't know is that one of them holds the secret to defeating the marrow thieves.
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Product details

  • 12-15
  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 135 x 201 x 18mm | 227g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • 1770864865
  • 9781770864863
  • 81,044

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Indigenous issues, dystopian, European colonialism, environment, family
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Review Text

In a futuristic world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the...
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Review quote

"Dimaline's story resonates with me. It will resonate with other Native readers, too…This story is one I'm carrying. It is about caring, about love, about how people can continue, and will continue…I highly recommend The Marrow Thieves."-- "Debbie Reese, American Indians in Children's Literature"
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4.02 out of 5 stars
- 28,877 ratings
5 35% (10,119)
4 40% (11,495)
3 19% (5,422)
2 5% (1,375)
1 2% (466)
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