Pemmican Wars

Pemmican Wars

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Overview

Echo Desjardins, a thirteen-year-old Métis girl, is struggling with feelings of loneliness while attending a new school and living with a new foster family. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee's history class turns extraordinary, and Echo's life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee's lecture, Echo finds herself transported to another time and place—a bison hunt on the Saskatchewan prairie—and back again. In the following weeks, Echo slips back and forth in time. She visits a Métis camp, travels the old fur-trade routes and experiences the perilous era of the pemmican wars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781553796787
Publisher: Portage & Main
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Series: A Girl Called Echo Series , #1
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 307,843
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer of poetry, fiction and children's literature. Her first book, North End Love Songs (The Muses' Company), won the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for English Poetry. Her first novel, The Break (House of Anansi), was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Her National Film Board film this river won the 2017 Canadian Screen Award for Best Short Documentary. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia and lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For more information, visit www.katherenavermette.com.

Scott B. Henderson has worked as an illustrator for comics, portraiture and advertising art. He is author/illustrator of the sci-fi/fantasy comic The Chronicles of Era and has illustrated two comics for the Canadian Air Force's For Valour series, the bestselling graphic-novel series 7 Generations, selected titles from the Tales from Big Spirit series, and the graphic novels Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story, Eisner-award nominee A Blanket of Butterflies and Fire Starters. For more information, visit www.scotthendersonart.wordpress.com.

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CHAPTER 1

QU'APPELLE VALLEY, NORTH-WEST TERRITORY (NOW SASKATCHEWAN), 1814.

WHAT THE ...?

ECHO?

HUH?

THE BELL JUST RANG.

IT'S TIME TO GO TO YOUR NEXT CLASS.

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR NEXT CLASS IS?

THINK SO.

MX. FRANCOIS FOR ENGLISH.

THEY'RE GREAT!

JUST GO DOWN THE STAIRS, TURN LEFT.

LOOK FOR THE FLAGS.

'KAY.

THANKS.

11:05 A.M.

HEH HEH ...

I KNOW!

12:10 P.M.

1:40 P.M.

2:30 P.M.

3:35 P.M.

HI.

HOW WAS YOUR FIRST DAY

FINE.

ECHO ...

THE NEXT DAY ...

HOW WAS SCHOOL?

FINE.

HELLO, BONJOUR.

YOU LOOK LOST.

WHERE AM I?

THIS IS OUR CAMP.

I AM MARIE.

THAT IS THE SOURIS RIVER OVER THERE.

THIS IS WHERE YOU LIVE? IN TIPIS?

NO, WE'RE METIS.

THIS IS OUR HUNTING CAMP. WHEN WE ARE DONE WE WILL TRAVEL TO THE FORT AND TO OUR HOME.

WHAT ARE THEY DOING?

MAKING PEMMICAN.

WHAT'S PEMMICAN?

IT'S FOOD.

THERE'S SO MUCH!

WE MAKE IT TO TRADE FOR GOODS, FOR THE WINTER.

ALL OF THIS IS GOING UP NORTH VERY SOON.

(Continues…)



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The carefully constructed panels and sparse, meaningful dialogue skillfully remind us the past is never truly in the past but constantly living with us in the present. A Girl Called Echo is a series to watch.

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