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Children's Fiction Fantasy & Magic

The Great Bear

The Misewa Saga, Book Two

by (author) David A. Robertson

Publisher
Tundra Book Group
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Category
Fantasy & Magic, Orphans & Foster Homes, Native American
Recommended Age
10 to 18
Recommended Grade
5 to 12
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780735266131
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $21.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780735266155
    Publish Date
    Aug 2022
    List Price
    $12.99

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Description

In this second book in the Narnia-inspired Indigenous middle-grade fantasy series, Eli and Morgan journey once more to Misewa, travelling back in time.

Back at home after their first adventure in the Barren Grounds, Eli and Morgan each struggle with personal issues: Eli is being bullied at school, and tries to hide it from Morgan, while Morgan has to make an important decision about her birth mother. They turn to the place where they know they can learn the most, and make the journey to Misewa to visit their animal friends. This time they travel back in time and meet a young fisher that might just be their lost friend. But they discover that the village is once again in peril, and they must dig deep within themselves to find the strength to protect their beloved friends. Can they carry this strength back home to face their own challenges?

About the author

DAVID A. ROBERTSON is the winner of the Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award, the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer and the TWUC Freedom to Read Award. His books include The Barren Grounds: The Misewa SagaWhen We Were Alone (winner of the Governor General’s Award, a finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and a McNally Robinson Best Book for Young People); Will I See? (winner of the Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award, graphic novel category); and the YA novel Strangers (recipient of the Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction). He is the creator and host of the podcast Kiwew. Through his writings about Canada’s Indigenous peoples, Robertson educates as well as entertains, reflecting Indigenous cultures, histories and communities while illuminating many contemporary issues. David A. Robertson is a member of Norway House Cree Nation. He lives in Winnipeg.

 

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Awards

  • Long-listed, First Nations Communities Read Award
  • Nominated, Silver Birch Award for Fiction

Editorial Reviews

A Canadian Children's Book Centre Favourite Book of the Year 2021

“A cliffhanger ending compels a return to this absorbing Indigenous fantasy.” —STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews

". . . a fantastical feast." Winnipeg Free Press

Other titles by David A. Robertson

The Song That Called Them Home

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Maya McKibbin

The Stone Child

The Misewa Saga, Book Three

by (author) David A. Robertson

Version Control

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk & Andrew Thomas

Sugar Falls

A Residential School Story

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
foreword by Murray Sinclair
afterword by Betty Ross

On the Trapline

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Julie Flett

Breakdown

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk & Andrew Thomas

Ispík kákí péyakoyak/When We Were Alone

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Julie Flett
translated by Alderick Leask

The Barren Grounds

The Misewa Saga, Book One

by (author) David A. Robertson

This Place

150 Years Retold

by (author) Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, David A. Robertson, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette & Chelsea Vowel
illustrated by Jen Storm, Tara Audibert, Kyle Charles, G.M.B. Chomichuk, Natasha Donovan, Scott B. Henderson, Andrew Lodwick, Scott A. Ford, Donovan Yaciuk & Ryan Howe
foreword by Alicia Elliott

Ghosts

by (author) David A. Robertson

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