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The Porcupine Year (Birchbark House #3) (Hardcover)

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By Louise Erdrich, Louise Erdrich (Illustrator)
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This is book number 3 in the Birchbark House series.

Description


The third novel in the critically acclaimed Birchbark House series by New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich.

Omakayas was a dreamer who did not yet know her limits.

When Omakayas is twelve winters old, she and her family set off on a harrowing journey in search of a new home. Pushed to the brink of survival, Omakayas continues to learn from the land and the spirits around her, and she discovers that no matter where she is, or how she is living, she has the one thing she needs to carry her through.

The Birchbark House Series is the story of one Ojibwe family’s journey through one hundred years in America. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews wrote that The Porcupine Year is “charming, suspenseful, and funny, and always bursting with life.”

About the Author


Louise Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, is the author of many novels as well as volumes of poetry, children’s books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction. Love Medicine and LaRose received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Erdrich lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore. Her most recent book, The Night Watchman, won the Pulitzer Prize. A ghost lives in her creaky old house.



Louise Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, is the author of many novels as well as volumes of poetry, children’s books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction. Love Medicine and LaRose received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Erdrich lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore. Her most recent book, The Night Watchman, won the Pulitzer Prize. A ghost lives in her creaky old house.

Praise For…


“Erdrich is a talented storyteller. She has created a world, fictional but real: absorbing, funny, serious, and convincingly human.”
— New York Times Book Review on The Game of Silence

“Readers who loved Omakayas and her family in The Birchbark House have ample reason to rejoice in this beautifully constructed sequel.”
— Kirkus (starred review) on The Game of Silence

“Readers will want to follow this family for many seasons to come.”
— Publishers Weekly on The Birchbark House

“Charming, suspenseful, and funny, and always bursting with life.”
— Kirkus Reviews on The Birchbark House

“The struggle to survive provides the exciting action in this sequel to The Birchbark House (1999) and The Game of Silence (2005), which takes place in 1852. What is left unspoken is as powerful as the story told.”
Booklist (starred review)

“The novel reinforces the strength and importance of family.”
— KLIATT (starred review)

“Charming and enlightening.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The events in this installment will both delight and appall readers.”
— School Library Journal (starred review)
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060297879
ISBN-10: 0060297875
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2008
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Birchbark House