Written in Stone

Written in Stone

Book - 2013
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A young girl in a Pacific Northwest Native American tribe in the 1920s must deal with the death of her father and the loss of her tribe's traditional ways.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375869716
0375869719
Branch Call Number: j PAR NVD
Characteristics: 196 p. : map ; 22 cm

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princesspupule
Nov 18, 2014

A thoroughly researched telling of life in a Quinault whaling community in 1923. Unfortunately, industrial nations' operations have interfered with the Native Peoples' hunts. Pearl, tells the story of her teen age years in the 1920's. Her mother and father have died, and she struggles to preserve traditions which may not be passed down to her.The book begins at the scene of a successful hunt in 1999.

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

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Her parents dead, Pearl struggles both to survive and to learn more of her Northwest Coastal Makah heritage. When a supposed “art collector” from New York arrives with a devastating agenda, Pearl must find a way to protect the best interests of her tribe.

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

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Her parents dead, Pearl struggles both to survive and to learn more of her Northwest Coastal Makah heritage. When a supposed “art collector” from New York arrives with a devastating agenda, Pearl must find a way to protect the best interests of her tribe.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 19, 2013

The book is a smart historical work of fiction that requires use of the child reader’s brain more than anything else. It’s a glimpse of history I’ve not seen in a work of middle grade fiction before and I’d betcha bottom dollar I might never see it replicated again. Hats off then to Ms. Parry for the time, and effort, and consideration, and care she poured into this work. The book’s a keeper, no question.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 19, 2013

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 19, 2013

A girl with a dream is just that. A dreamer. And though Pearl has always longed to hunt whales like her father before her, harpooning is not in her future. When her father, a member of the Makah people of the Pacific Northwest, is killed on a routine hunt, Pearl’s future is in serious doubt. Not particularly endowed with any useful skills (though she’d love to learn to weave, if anyone was around to teach her), Pearl uncovers on her own a series of forgotten petroglyphs and the plot of a nefarious “art dealer”. Now her newfound love of the written word is going to give her the power to do something she never thought possible: preserve her tribe’s culture.

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