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The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson

The Barren Grounds

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The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson
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Aug 31, 2021 | ISBN 9780735266124
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Praise

A 2021 Governor General’s Literary Award for Young People’s Literature Nominee
One of Quill & Quire‘s Best Books of 2020
Recommended by booksellers on NPR’s Code Switch
One of CBC Books’ Best Middle-Grade and Young Adult Books of 2020
One of Canadian Children’s Book News’ Best Books of 2020
A CBC Books Bestseller

PRAISE FOR The Barren Grounds

“David A. Robertson has written such a fine, beautiful novel. He manages to combine hard truths about our history with a Narnia-like fantasy, sweeping us into the world of the story while opening our hearts as well.” —Susin Nielsen, author of We Are All Made of Molecules and No Fixed Address

“This middle-grade fantasy deftly and compellingly centers Indigenous culture.” —STARRED REVIEWKirkus Reviews

“This is a book that is rich in its characterization, evocative in its descriptions, and skillful in its weaving together of traditions of the past and life in the present.” —CM Magazine

“[T]he treatment of Cree culture resonates, and the engaging characters and folklore ensure readers will look forward to the next installment.” —Publishers Weekly

“Reminiscent of C.S. Lewis’s Narnia stories, this fantasy is very much its own tale of ruptured Indigenous culture, of environmental reciprocity and care.” —Toronto Star

The Barren Grounds has a strong message about living with the earth and not taking more than you need.” —Toronto Public Library

Awards

Governor General’s Literary Award – Young People’s Literature – Text NOMINEE 2021

Panda Book Award NOMINEE 2021

Rocky Mountain Book Award NOMINEE 2022

Silver Birch Award for Fiction NOMINEE 2021

Surrey Schools Book of the Year NOMINEE 2022

Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award SELECTION 2021

Diamond Willow Award FINALIST 2021

USBBY-CBC Outstanding International Trade Book HONOR 2021

Freedom to Read AWARD 2021

National Chapter IODE Violet Downey Award SHORTLIST 2021

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