Night of the Full Moon [NOOK Book]

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Based on true accounts of the Potawatomi Indians' forced migration from Michigan territory in 1840, this sequel to Next Spring an Oriole portrays the friendship between two families--one white, one Native American. "An exciting adventure sure to provoke strong feelings, this is for new or reluctant readers, and would make a good read-aloud."--School Library Journal.  

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In 1840, Libby, living ...

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Overview

Based on true accounts of the Potawatomi Indians' forced migration from Michigan territory in 1840, this sequel to Next Spring an Oriole portrays the friendship between two families--one white, one Native American. "An exciting adventure sure to provoke strong feelings, this is for new or reluctant readers, and would make a good read-aloud."--School Library Journal.  

From the Hardcover edition.

In 1840, Libby, living with her family on the Michigan frontier, finds herself inadvertently caught up in the forced evacuation of a group of Potawatomi Indians from their tribal lands.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Whelan packs quite a story into this brief sequel to Next Spring an Oriole , set in 1841 in the shrinking woods near Saginaw, Mich. With Mama in labor, Libby Mitchell must miss the naming ceremony for her Indian friend Fawn's new baby brother. Libby sneaks off to the festivities alone but, just as they are about to begin, government troops round up everyone in the Potowatomi village for a forced migration west. With her tanned skin and dark hair, and dressed in Fawn's clothes, Libby is taken for an Indian and accused of lying when she tells the soldiers she is white. After three days of arduous journeying, Fawn's father orchestrates an escape in order to return Libby to her frantic parents and newborn brother, and to flee with his own family into the northern wilderness. Told in simple, well-chosen language, this satisfying chapter book is as captivating as any in the Little House series, but far more insightful and thought-provoking with regard to historical events and the not-so-rosy aspects of settler-Native American relations. Ages 7-9. (Nov.)
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Whelan successfully follows the writer's dictum of ``show, don't tell'' in this brief novel set in northern Michigan in the 1840s. Libby's best friend is Fawn, a Potawatomi girl who lives nearby. The two families have supported each other through some hard times, so Libby's mother and father are distressed when government agents talk about moving the Indians out of Michigan. One day, Libby disobeys her father and visits the Potawatomi camp for a ceremony-the same day soldiers come to force the clan west. Dressed in her friend's clothes, Libby suffers with the People as they are herded like sheep south and west, until Fawn's family risks their own safety to return her to her parents and to regain their freedom. Just as Alice Dalgliesh did in The Courage of Sarah Noble (Scribners, 1987), Whelan uses action, integrated plot, and well-drawn characters to personalize history, creating powerful, immediate images that humanize the Indians without preaching. Period details, including some Potawatomi words, keep the story firmly fixed in time. An exciting adventure sure to provoke strong feelings, this is for new or reluctant readers, and would make a good read-aloud.-Sally Bates Goodroe, Houston Public Library
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"An exciting adventure sure to provoke strong feelings, this is for new or reluctant readers, and would make a good read-aloud."--School Library Journal.  
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307789068
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM)
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 619,878
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Gloria Whelan
Gloria and her husband Joseph moved from Detroit to the woods of northern Michigan several years ago.  Many of Gloria's books take place during the summer -- because she does a lot of her writing during the northern Michigan blizzards!  Gloria has been telling stories for as long as she can remember.  Before she could read or write, she used to dictate stories to her baby-sitter, who would type them out.  Being an only child, many of Gloria's stories were about having a brother or sister.   Gloria would like to have written Little Women, because Jo March was one of her role models growing up!   Gloria once had a set of five wtching guinea pigs, all named after Detroit Tiger baseball players!  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Novapaw

    Name: Novapaw/Age: 7 moons old/Gender: &female/Personality: determined, easy to anger, can outrun even the fastest WindClan cat/History: on the night of a supernova, Novakit was born. Her mother gave birth to a litter of three; Flamekit, Brightkit, and Novakit. Only one survived. Her mother died giving birth. Her most vivid memory is straining to get milk, and wailing in hunger. She remembered trying to extract warmth from her littermates, but only cold pelts met hers. She left her birthplace, and The Tribe found her at a week old. Her name there was Nova of Black Night. She wandered around in a snowstorm when she was 5 moons old, and was lost. She did not even know her mothers name/Description: Black with amber paws and tail tip. She has a white mark on her forehead. She has amber eyes/Crush: none, but is hoping to have a mate later in life/Battle experiance: has been training since a moon old/Other: ask me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Blackclaw and Silentfeather

    Blackclaw• gender-tom. Age-23 moons. Appearance- a tall handsome tom who likes to climb trees and fight. He has blue eyes that sparkle at night(not a power...the stars reflect off his eyes.) He also has one white right paw. Front paw. Mate/crush- ooooooo ull have to figure that out. Personalities- loves to flatter shecats. He likes to have friends and is pretty friendly no matter who it is. He believes what he does and loves to fight in battle when its nessesscary. Silentfeather• gender- shecat. Age-25 moons. Appearance- a black shecat with soft blue eyes. She has a feathery tail and shes not too tall but has her heights. Mate- none. Crush- darkheart. Personalities- she is somewhat quiet and loves to climb a tree and just watch. Shes very firm when it comes to loving someone and doesnt let go easily. She doesnt enjoy battle but if its the sake of her clan...she goes for the fight.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Goldenriver

    Name:goldenriver

    Gender:Female

    Personality:Shes feirce and mean to enemies but once u get toknow her shes sweet with a good heart

    Appearance:She has sleek white fur with black socks and a black nose. She has a scar behind her ear from a long ago battle. She has blue eyes

    Wants kits:yes

    Mate:none yet but wants one




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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Lightflower and co.

    Lightflower....female.......back up med cat but will be a warrior....17 moons..........she is a red/tan she cat with light flower marks on her she is lithe an agile she is also slender... her eyes are the color violet with black flecks............smart. wise.agile.witty.loyal........no mate no crush no kits
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    Calicopaw......female.......apprentice of a warrior......8 moons......sh is a slender calico she with white paws and a black tail tip.. her eyes are indigo with purple flecks............shy .wise.loyal.brave.agile.silent.watching..........no mate no crush and seriously im an apprentice why would i have kits!!!!...
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    Reedkit and thornkit.......male and male........kits.........Reed is 5. Thorn is 4......... reedkits pelt is brown with a mix of yellow tan and black his tail and paws are black his eyes are iceblue and purple.......thornkit is brown with black paws his mouth is black so is his head....his paws ar red on the tips his eyes are a serene blue/green........adorable shy entergetic loyal trustworthy nice sweet agile..........reed--no mate no crush IM A KIT I CANT HAVE KITS U NEWBIE..........thorn--no mate yes i have a crush IM ALSO A KIT SO ITS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO HAVE KITS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    Starrynight and Ashheart's bios

    NAME: Starrynight AGE: 13 moons GENDER: shecat LOOKS: black fur with white star on forehead and dark blue eyes PERSONALITY: funny, nice, loving, and impatient MATE: looking CRUSH: *-* KITS: none RANK: warrior HISTORY: born in Snowclan with her sister and trained to become warrior then clan grew unactive so moved here KIN: Ashheart is sister /////////// NAME: Ashheart AGE: 15 moons GENDER: shecat LOOKS: smokey gray fur and brown red/orange eyes PERSONALITY: kind, patient, smart, and shy MATE: not allowed CRUSH: not allowed KITS: not allowed RANK: medicene cat HISTORY: same as above KIN: Starrynight is sister

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Stormstrike bio

    NAME Stormstrike AGE 20 moons LOOKS brown and black , white neck cheast paws emerald green eyes MATE Branchpelt KITS Eaglekit tom white and black green eyes lover of herbs Falconkit tabby tom brown fur blue eyes jumpy goofy dreams best hunter in mossclan Bloomkit she cat ( like her mother) blue eyes white fur kind calm smart PERSONALITY good with herbs but warrior and/or queen at heart good at hunting NAME Branchpelt AGE 26 moons LOOKS black fur blue eyes PERSONALITY good in battle really nice but aggresive at enemy clans -tell me if you read this and where is the queens den or is it back you know where?(the meeting place) tell me both things at the meeting place k icestar?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Thunderpaw's Bio

    Name: Thunderpaw<br> Looks: dark brown cat with black marks <br> Personity: meet me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Icestar's bio

    NAME: Icestar AGE: 20 moons GENDER: She cat CRUSH: Not telling MATE: None, yet KITS: None, yet PERSONALITY: Kind, welcoming, yet sometimes stubborn. Has a state of depression, and is sometimes distant LOOKS: White she cat with grey splotches on face and blue eyes CLAN: MOSSCLAN

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    Lonewolf

    You never know, you may get lucky this time :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Sandstorm

    No, this is MY den

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Nightpelt

    This is my den

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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