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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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Sep 08, 2020 | ISBN 9780735266100

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“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 REVIEW, Kirkus 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


Silver Birch Award for Fiction NOMINEE 2021

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