The Birchbark House

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The Birchbark House

By Louise Erdrich; Louise Erdrich (Illustrator); Louise Erdich

Hyperion Books for Children, Paperback, 9780786814541, 244pp.

Publication Date: May 13, 2002

Description

"[In this] story of a young Ojibwa girl, Omakayas, living on an island in Lake Superior around 1847, Louise Erdrich is reversing the narrative perspective used in most children's stories about nineteenth-century Native Americans. Instead of looking out at 'them' as dangers or curiosities, Erdrich, drawing on her family's history, wants to tell about 'us', from the inside. The Birchbark House establishes its own ground, in the vicinity of Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House' books." --The New York Times Book Review