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Pub Date: 2016
ISBN: 9780060577933
Louise Erdrich
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by Louise Erdrich

The 5th book in the Birchbark House Series. Signed by Louise.

In the sequel to Chickadee, acclaimed author Louise Erdrich continues her award-winning Birchbark House series with the story of an Ojibwe family in nineteenth-century America.

Named for the Ojibwe word for little bear, Makoons and his twin, Chickadee, have traveled with their family to the Great Plains of Dakota Territory. There they must learn to become buffalo hunters and once again help their people make a home in a new land. But Makoons has had a vision that foretells great challenges—challenges that his family may not be able to overcome.

Based on Louise Erdrich’s own family history, this fifth book in the series features black-and-white interior illustrations, a note from the author about her research, as well as a map and glossary of Ojibwe terms.

Beloved by children young and old, The Birchbark House series by Louise Erdrich consists of The Birchbark House, The Game of Silence, The Porcupine Year, Chickadee, and Makoons (with more to come!)

Praise for Makoons:

“Erdrich continues her excellent storytelling. She has a knack for creating humorous and endearing characters. This beautiful novel is quick moving and deeply affecting. Readers will thoroughly enjoy following Makoons and learning about Ojibwe life.” (School Library Journal (starred review))

“Erdrich’s direct narrative voice brings readers right into Makoons’ world. A new addition to the Birchbark House saga, launched in 1999, is always an anticipated event.” (ALA Booklist)

“Warm intergenerational moments abound. Erdrich provides fascinating information about Ojibwe daily life. Readers will be enriched by Erdrich’s finely crafted corrective to the Eurocentric dominant narrative of America’s past.” (Horn Book (starred review))

“Erdrich’s simple text and delicate pencil illustrations provide a detailed, honest portrait of Plains life. A warm and welcome addition to the unfolding saga of a 19th-century Ojibwe family.” (Kirkus Reviews)

Comments, Opinions, Reviews
Barbara Kerian commented on 02-Jul-2016 08:13 PM
Can hardly wait for Makoons to get here! I love all of Louise' books. I grew up in Grand Forks, North Dakota and remember and picture plces where these stories have taken place. These books really stimulate my imagination. Thank you Louise for who you are, and for sharing these stories which are more truth than fiction. You write from the heart! Aho!
Mary R commented on 25-Jul-2016 08:42 AM
From my daughter: I am 11 and I have read all the books in the series. They are such good stories. I'm really excited about Makoons! My mom is excited, too.
Amy Anderson and Amelia Bailly commented on 10-Aug-2016 08:44 PM
My daughter and I have laughed and cried through this series together. We can hardly wait for the next installment. Thank you Louise Erdrich for taking us along on this journey!
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