The Birchbark House

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Louise Erdrich

Narrated By: Nicole Littrell

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: December 2011

Duration: 5 hours 29 minutes

Summary:

The National Book Award Finalist! Set on an island in Lake Superior around 1847, Omakayas and her family live on the land her people call the Island of the Golden-Breasted Woodpecker. Although the "chimookoman," white people, encroach more and more on their land, life continues much as it always has: every summer they build a new birchbark house; every fall they go to ricing camp to harvest and feast; they move to the cedar log house before the first snows arrive, and celebrate the end of the long, cold winters at maple-sugaring camp. In between, Omakayas fights with her annoying little brother, Pinch; plays with the adorable baby, Neewo; and tries to be grown-up like her big sister, Angeline. But the satisfying rhythms of their life are shattered when a visitor comes to their lodge one winter night, bringing with him an invisible enemy that will change things forever-but that will eventually lead Omakayas to discover her calling. Recommended for Grades 3 and up.

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  • Silvia Dekema

    It was a nice book but I didn't really like that the narrator mimicked the voice of the person who's talking