Morning Girl

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In alternating chapters, Morning Girl, a twelve-year-old Taino, and her younger brother, Star Boy, vividly recreate life on a Bahamian island in 1492 - a life that is rich, complex, and soon to be threatened.

Morning Girl, who loves the day, and her younger brother Star Boy, who loves the night, take turns describing their life on an island in pre-Columbian America; in Morning Girl's last narrative, she witnesses the arrival of the ...

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Overview

In alternating chapters, Morning Girl, a twelve-year-old Taino, and her younger brother, Star Boy, vividly recreate life on a Bahamian island in 1492 - a life that is rich, complex, and soon to be threatened.

Morning Girl, who loves the day, and her younger brother Star Boy, who loves the night, take turns describing their life on an island in pre-Columbian America; in Morning Girl's last narrative, she witnesses the arrival of the first Europeans to her world.

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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
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Young sister and brother team Eliza and Riley Duggan bring sincerity and heart to their portrayal of 12-year-old Morning Girl and her younger brother Star Boy, two children living on a Bahamian Island in 1492 (Hyperion, 1992). Michael Dorris's lyrical language rolls off the tongues of the two young narrators, who bring the hopes, everyday lives, and petty sibling rivalry of the two protagonists-each named for the time of day that they love best-to life. Hints of change come at the end of the story, when Morning Girl encounters strangers on the beach-revealed in the epilogue read by Terry Bregy to be members of Christopher Columbus's crew. This gentle story reveals the rhythms of life on the island before the Europeans came, showing listeners the richness of the islanders' lives.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786813582
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 191,104
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.25 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2003

    Morning Girl a book that connects!

    Morning Girl by Michael Dorris. Genre: Historical Fiction. Reviewed by a fifth grade teacher. A four star book! Morning Girl is the story of a boy and girl living on an island in the Bahamas in 1492. The author, Michael Dorris, shows the reader how differently a brother and sister view their world. The language is descriptive and feels like reading poetry. Morning Girl is definitely a book to be read aloud. People who enjoy gentle, thoughtful stories about people from an earlier time will treasure this book. The ending leaves you wondering about the changes that will inevitably come to Morning Girl and Star Boy. Michael Dorris also wrote Guests and Sees Behind Trees.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    Morning Girl made me want to fall asleep. It was OK but I didn't

    Morning Girl made me want to fall asleep. It was OK but I didn't really get it. Why are they so weird? I didn't figure out they were Indians until my book club met. Dumb and boring if you ask me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2011

    Read this amazing book Morning Girl by Michael Doris.

    Morning Girl Book Review Morning Girl by Michael Doris is a novel located in the Bahamas Islands with a sister and brother that have so many differences. Morning girl is a girl who wakes up at 6:30 in the morning. Sometimes she cleans up. She hums to her favorite music or she cleans up the outside of the house. Star boy is loud and annoying, but they love each other. Now that Star boy is old enough to walk around, she doesn¿t want him around her spot in the morning because then he¿s going to try to wake up their parents. Morning Girl was woken up at 5:30 in the morning because Star Boy was acting very crazy and loud. Even though 5:30 is early, it¿s too early for Morning Girl. She needs a little bit more of sleep. That day Star Boy was hyper for no reason. Morning Girl calmed him down, but she wasn¿t tired. Star Boy noticed and asked her why she isn¿t tired. Morning Girl said I overheard you talking to yourself saying that you were going to try to wake me up and I have been up since 5:00, so your little plan is ruined. You can¿t fool me, Star Boy. I think you should read this book because I feel that you would start reading and you don¿t want to let go of the book. That¿s how good this book is. I¿ll recommend this book to anyone because if I didn¿t want to let go of the book, you won¿t either. I suggest that you look for the book Morning Girl by Michael Doris in the Bahamas Island in 1492. The tone is heartwarming because Morning is so sweet and nice to everyone. The theme of this book is lovable.

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  • Posted November 13, 2008

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    Although "Morning Girl" is probably the best thing Michael Dorris has ever written, it still really is not very interesting and is quite confusing. The story was meant to have a very clear lesson in it, but that lesson didn't make sense and kept changing. It wasn't a very good book, I would not reccomend it, and I think this idea writing about these type of Indians could be quite interesting, with anyone BUT Michael Dorris!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2002

    Morning Girl

    Morning Girl is the story of a boy and a girl living on an island in the Bahamas in 1492. The author,Michel Dorris, shows the reader how different a brother and sister view thier world. The language is descriptive and feels like reading poetry Morning Girl is dfinitely a book to be reading aloud People who enjoy gentel thoughtful stories about people from an earlier time will treasre this book.The ending leaves you wondering about the changes that will inevitably come to Morning Girl and Star Boy.

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