The Birchbark House

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Louise Erdrich

Narrated By: Nicole Littrell

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: December 2011

Duration: 5 hours 29 minutes


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.


  • 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

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