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Come visit the River People in the Pacific Northwest before fur traders or missionaries arrived. River-Song lives in a valley of meandering streams that give them salmon and trout to eat. Oak trees abound in the valley, and a forest of cedar and fir surround them, making a canopy and giving them planks for their long houses, canoes, and totem poles.
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An excerpt from this novel placed in the 78th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition, as a short story titled "Salmon and Summer Games: A Way of Life."
The Klamath Falls Herald and News says, "A nicely told tale that discusses American Indians from a different perspective. It combines history with romance, with a hint of early women's liberation, and a larger dose of Indian culture." Recommended by teachers, this classical story makes for great historical reading for fourth graders and up.
Douglas County News said, “The characters are well developed; the reader cares about them and what’s going to happen next. River-Song is a complex person, as all 15 year olds are. However, in her culture, she is no longer considered a child and one day will become the leader of her village. During this critical summer, she leaves the last trace of childhood firmly behind and gains a maturity that stands her in good stead as she faces many challenges, both within herself and from the outside. What direction should she lead her people? How will she meet the threat to her happiness and to her people as a whole? The answers are cleverly woven into a good read.”
Posted June 14, 2012
i got this e-book for review from the author, this book is about the life of the pacific north west Indians, i didn't think that i would like this book as much as i did i was surprised that i liked it alot, this book has alot of action and adventure in it, i liked this book alot it is very good and very interesting, and it has a little bit of romance in it to, this is a very good book that almost all readers would like alot, if you like books with adventure and action in it than you will like this book alot, you need to read this book if you like adventure and action books, this book was never dull or boring, it is a very great book, i give this book 5 stars, i highly recommend this book to everyone.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 8, 2012
That is really interesting. I've never heard of that tradition before. You are so lucky to have camped near the original site. I would love to go there one day. I have family in Independence/Monmouth Oregon. How far is that?
I will post the review to Amazon and Barnes and Noble tonight but I'm in the middle of a month long blog hop so I will post it to my blog early May if that's ok.
Posted January 19, 2012
I enjoy peaceful stories about native Americans. This is a nice one, and it's easily read in a short time. But who proofread this thing? There a dozens of typos.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 10, 2010
Posted January 10, 2008
This book has adventure, action, and great description about Native American life. The main character is the chief's daughter and has special talents that help her tribe. There's all kinds of tension and the fast pace pulls you through the read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.