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Publisher's Summary

Through the alternating voices of 12-year-old Morning Girl and her younger brother Star Boy, we step into the extraordinarily rich lives of an indigenous family on a Bahamian Island in 1492, just as their paradise is about to be discovered and a new world order begins to take shape.

Beautifully painted in words by Michael Dorris, and performed with great sensitivity by sister/brother voices Eliza and Reilly Duggan, this exceptional recording will find its place in the hearts of listeners of all ages.

©1992 Estate of Michael Dorris; (P)2005 Audio Bookshelf

Critic Reviews

"Soulful, affecting portrait." (Publishers Weekly)
"Sibling rivalry, jealously, and love all are related with elegance and warmth, reflecting a simplicity of lifestyle and universality of experiences." (School Library Journal)

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thoughtful and reflective

I enjoyed this story myself, and then played it on our trip to school for my 2 children , a girl and boy much the same ages as the characters in the story. Each chapter is alternatively narrated by morning girl or star boy, and the appropriate child eagerly awaited 'their turn' every other morning, for their 'own' point of view. They really enjoyed it, and the author has really gotten under the skin and into the thoughts of the children. perhaps some of it sank in for my kids-both the differing perspectives, but also how life can be so 'simple' (fifteenth century islanders) and different from what we know now, yet how much is the same. I know it was thoughtprovoking for me!

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A story of a pure and lovely people.

Enchanting and descriptive. A beautiful read for all generations to understand the plight of native people.