The Game of Silence

by Louise Erdrich

On Sale: 06/13/2006

The Game of Silence

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The Game of Silence

by Louise Erdrich

On Sale: 06/13/2006

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ALA Notable Children’s Book

Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

Horn Book Fanfare

New York Times Notable

ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice

Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice

About the Book

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, The Game of Silence is the second novel in the critically acclaimed Birchbark House series by New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich. 

Her name is Omakayas, or Little Frog, because her first step was a hop, and she lives on an island in Lake Superior. One day in 1850, Omakayas’s island is visited by a group of mysterious people. From them, she learns that the chimookomanag, or white people, want Omakayas and her people to leave their island and move farther west.

That day, Omakayas realizes that something so valuable, so important that she never knew she had it in the first place, could be in danger: Her way of life. Her home.

The Birchbark House Series is the story of one Ojibwe family’s journey through one hundred years in America. The New York Times Book Review raved about The Game of Silence: “Erdrich has created a world, fictional but real: absorbing, funny, serious and convincingly human.”

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Critical Praise

“Memorable.” - Chicago Tribune

“Full of humor, richness and heart.” - Wisconsin State Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780064410298
  • ISBN 10: 0064410293
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 06/13/2006
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price:9.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 19th Century
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational

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