Morning Girl

Morning Girl

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by Michael Dorris
     
 

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A young Taino girl goes swimming off her Bahamian island and meets Christopher Columbus' landing party in this vivid portrait of a Native American family and their culture.See more details below

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A young Taino girl goes swimming off her Bahamian island and meets Christopher Columbus' landing party in this vivid portrait of a Native American family and their culture.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Youthful brother and sister narrators are a great choice to interpret Dorris's novel, written from the point of view of Morning Girl and Star Boy, two Taino siblings living on a Bahamian island in 1492. A string of images of everyday life and the dynamics between family members introduce listeners to what this part of the world was like before the arrival of Christopher Columbus. Eliza and Riley achieve a commendably comfortable level with the text, something that is sure to appeal to many young listeners. Riley's boyish, high-pitched voice and sometimes excitable tone is perfect for the classic "rambunctious little brother" role. In a brief epilogue (narrated by Terry Bregy), Dorris signals the arrival/encroachment of European explorers. The way this text and recording bring alive a lesser-known side of a well-studied bit of world history may well spark discussion in classrooms and family kitchens. Ages 8-up. (Jan.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a starred, boxed review, PW praised this ``soulful, affecting portrait'' of a Bahamian family in 1492. Ages 8-up. (Apr.)
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6A story of a Taino girl and her brother, set in 1492 in the Bahamas. Sibling rivalry, jealously, and loveall are related with elegance and warmth, reflecting a simplicity of lifestyle and universality of experiences. (Oct. 1992)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780742338
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Pages:
74
Sales rank:
1,046,993
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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