The Indian School

by Gloria Whelan

On Sale: 08/28/1997

The Indian School

by Gloria Whelan

illustrated by Gabriela Dellosso

On Sale: 08/28/1997


About the Book

A critically acclaimed historical novel by the author of the National Book Award-winning novel Homeless Bird.

When shy ten-year-old Lucy comes to live with her aunt and uncle at their mission school, she's surprised at the number of harsh rules and restrictions imposed on the children. Why, she wonders, should the Indians have to do all the changing? And why is her aunt so strict with them?

Then a girl called Raven runs away in protest, and Lucy knows she must overcome her timidity and stand up to her aunt—no matter what the consequences.

With her trademark lyricism, spare prose, and strong young heroine, award-winning author Gloria Whelan has once again taken a chapter from history and transformed it into gripping, accessible historical fiction that is perfect for schools and classrooms, as well as for fans of Linda Sue Park and Louise Erdrich.


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780064420563
  • ISBN 10: 0064420566
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 08/28/1997
  • Pages: 96
  • List Price:8.50 CAD
  • Ages: 6 to 10
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Runaways
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 19th Century

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