The Winter People

The Winter People

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"Full of history, danger, courage and raw survival, this compelling novel by acclaimed author Joseph Bruchac is certain to have readers on the edge of their seat, start to finish." --The Dallas Morning News

Saxso is fourteen when the British attack his village. It's 1759, and war is raging in the northeast between the British and the French, with the Abenaki people--Saxso's people--by their side. Without enough warriors to defend their homes, Saxso's village is burned to the ground. Many people are killed, but some, including Saxso's mother and two sisters, are taken hostage. Now it's up to Saxso, on his own, to track the raiders and bring his family back home . . . before it's too late. "Historical fiction doesn't get much better than this. The narrative itself is thrilling." --Booklist, starred review "A heartbreaking but exciting story." --School Library Journal, starred review Winner of the Disney Adventures Best Historical Fiction Award
An SLJ Best Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age
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Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 130 x 201 x 13mm | 141g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 014240229X
  • 9780142402290
  • 935,221

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"Full of history, danger, courage and raw survival, this compelling novel by acclaimed author Joseph Bruchac is certain to have readers on the edge of their seat, start to finish." --The Dallas Morning News "Historical fiction doesn't get much better than this. The narrative itself is thrilling." --Booklist, starred review "A heartbreaking but exciting story." --School Library Journal, starred review "An exciting and well-written novel that will appeal to any reader who enjoys a good story." --VOYA
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About Joseph Bruchac

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.
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Rating details

207 ratings
3.53 out of 5 stars
5 21% (43)
4 32% (66)
3 31% (64)
2 13% (27)
1 3% (7)
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