Algonquin Spring: An Algonquin Quest

Dundurn PressSKU: 9781459730632

Author:
Revelle, Rick
Grade Levels:
Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve
Nation:
Algonquin, Beothuk, Iroquois, Mi'kmaq, Ojibwe
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
296
Publisher:
Dundurn Press
Series:
Algonquin Quest Novel Series
Copyright Data:
2015

Price:
Sale price$12.99
Stock:
In stock

Description

Author Rick Revelle is a member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation. His first book was I Am Algonquin, the first Algonquin Quest novel. Algonquin Spring: An Algonquin Quest is the second volume in his projected historical trilogy about his ancestors. In his second novel the action takes place after Mahingan thought he had lost his wife, Wàbananang (Morning Star). Later he learned she was still alive, taken captive by the Haudenosaunee. Now on a desperate quest to rescue her, Mahingan and his small family are wintering north of the Ottawa River near present-day Lachute, Quebec. If they are to have any hope of recovering Wàbananang, though, they must first survive until spring. At the same time, over 2,000 kilometres away in present-day Newfoundland, events taking place will affect four First Nations: Mahingan’s, a group of Mi’kmaq, a Beothuk group, and a band of Haudenosaunee warriors led by Mahingan’s old nemesis, Ò:nenhste Erhar (Corn Dog) — a fierce Mohawk War Chief and Wàbananang’s captor. Along the way, Mahingan’s brother, Mitigomij, will reveal his true self and powers. Then, an influential Mi’kmaq legend puts a new, powerful twist on events, and threatens to send things spiraling out of Mahingan’s control.  Throughout the text author Rick Revelle uses Algonquin names and words. At the end of the historical novel the author provides a glossary of terms and a pronunciation guide. Algonquin Spring has been selected in the Young Adult/Adult Category Longlist for First Nation Communities READ 2017.

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