In The Range Eternal, Louise Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tells the story of the heart of a home in the Turtle Mountains, It is a woodstove. This woodstove is where Mama makes her good soup, where she cooks a potato for warming hands on icy mornings, where she heats a stone for warming cold toes at night. It warms the winter nights and keeps Windigo, the ice monster, at bay.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher The Range Eternal is a wonderful picture book by Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich. In this moving and subtle story, Erdrich recalls the warm memories of the cold winters of her childhood spent sitting by the blue-enameled woodstove, the Range Eternal. Living in an isolated home in North Dakota's Turtle Mountains, Erdrich's family thrives around the sustaining warmth of the stove. Her mother cooks on the stove providing the family with comfort food.