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Ghost Hawk | [Susan Cooper]

Ghost Hawk

From Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper, a story of adventure and friendship between a young Native American, Little Hawk, and a colonial New England settler, John Wakely. When John is apprenticed to a barrel-maker, he sees how quickly the relationships between settlers and natives are deteriorating. His friendship with Little Hawk will put both boys in grave danger. The intertwining stories of Little Hawk and John Wakely are a fascinating tale of friendship and an eye-opening look at the history of our nation.
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From Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper, a story of adventure and friendship between a young Native American and a colonial New England settler.

On the winter day Little Hawk is sent into the woods alone, he can take only a bow and arrows, his handcrafted tomahawk, and the amazing metal knife his father traded for with the new white settlers. If Little Hawk survives three moons by himself, he will be a man.

John Wakely is only 10 when his father dies, but he has already experienced the warmth and friendship of the nearby tribes. Yet his fellow colonists aren't as accepting of the native people. When he is apprenticed to a barrel-maker, John sees how quickly the relationships between settlers and natives are deteriorating. His friendship with Little Hawk will put both boys in grave danger.

The intertwining stories of Little Hawk and John Wakely are a fascinating tale of friendship and an eye-opening look at the history of our nation. Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper also includes a timeline and an author's note that discusses the historical context of this important and moving novel.

©2013 Susan Cooper (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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    I wold highly recommend this for just listening, or for a junior high school reading text, the history is accurate, the story is wonderful and the use of historical fiction would ignite the time period for students.


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