The Night Wanderer: A Graphic Novel pb

SKU: 9781554515721

Alison Kooistra, Drew Hayden Taylor
Grade Levels:
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten
Ojibwe, Woodland
Book Type:
Annick Press
Copyright Date:

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The Night Wanderer: A Graphic Novel is the long-awaited reformatting of Ojibwe author Drew Hayden Taylor's gothic novel into a graphic novel. Adapted by Alison Kooistra and illustrated in black and white with a bit of red by Michael Wyatt, this graphic novel takes the main characters from the novel and adapts them to comic book format. Teenager Tiffany Hunter is a disgruntled high school student who lives with her dysfunctional family on a small Ojibwe reserve. Otter Lake is her home and living at her house are her father and his mother. Grandmother is caring and wise and holds the family together after Tiffany's mother left her family for another man. Both father and daughter are grieving in their own way and into this mix a mysterious Ojibwe man who claims he is from Europe arrives looking for a guest room. Pierre L'Errant has wandered for generations far from his home village that he last saw when he was an adventurous youth who long ago joined a fur-laden canoe of traders. Over the years Pierre has lived several lifetimes and now returns to his homeland on a special quest. Living in the Hunter basement because of his odd hours, Pierre searches the woods around the reserve every nighttime. Meanwhile Tiffany is having serious issues with her white boyfriend as well as her father. Together the teen and the mysterious man from Europe spend an eventful night by the lake as each grapple with enormous, life-changing issues. Taylor has created a graphic novel thriller with an Ojibwe twist that draws on themes of family, relationships, redemption, traditional values, dealing with prejudice, and spiritual growth. Recommended. A hardcover edition of The Night Wanderer: A Graphic Novel is also available. Fountas and Pinnell Reading Level: Z

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