Makoons

Makoons

Book - 2016
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Living with their Ojibwe family on the Great Plains of Dakota Territory in 1866, twin brothers Makoons and Chickadee must learn to become buffalo hunters, but Makoons has a vision that foretells great challenges that his family may not be able to overcome.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780060577940
9780060577933
Characteristics: pages cm

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marthabwaters
Oct 04, 2016

I hadn't read any of the books in this series between The Birchbark House (which I read as a kid, and loved) and this one, so I don't think I quite got the full emotional heft of this that I would have gotten had I done so -- but I still really liked this. Erdrich does an excellent job of painting a picture of a world and life that will be very foreign to a lot of her readers, and yet doing it in a way that it never feels like an information dump. It's a really vivid, lovely look at a Native family and how they lived -- and it's definitely encouraged me to go back and fill in the gaps that I've missed in this series.

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