Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Night Wings by Joseph Bruchac

Night Wings by Joseph Bruchac with Illustrations by Sally Wern Comport 2009 Harper Collins Publishers 978-0-06-112318-4 $16.89

I think this book would make a great read-aloud, especially at this time of the year when spooky, scary stories are in demand. Some of the characters are a little one-dimensional, the bad guys are nothing but bad! Which does add to scariness of the story. Bruchac's characters play up the stereotypical the stoic indian, to their advantage. The plot is well paced and filled with Abenaki folklore.

Heather Fleming, Librarian, Jane Mears Middle School

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