Eagle drums / Nasug̊raq Rainey Hopson.
A magical realistic middle grade debut about the origin story of the Iñupiaq Messenger Feast, a Native Alaskan tradition. As his family prepares for winter, a young, skilled hunter must travel up the mountain to collect obsidian for knapping―the same mountain where his two older brothers died. When he reaches the mountaintop, he is immediately confronted by a terrifying eagle god named Savik. Savik gives the boy a choice: follow me or die like your brothers. What comes next is a harrowing journey to the home of the eagle gods and unexpected lessons on the natural world, the past that shapes us, and the community that binds us.
- ISBN: 9781250750655
- ISBN: 1250750652
- Physical Description: 245 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2023.
- Copyright: ©2023
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Brother -- Leaving -- Savik -- Noise -- Mother -- Song -- Beginnings -- Memories -- Qiḷaun -- Ptarmigan -- Hollow -- Lemming -- Strangers -- Paths -- Connections -- Lessons -- Lemming hall -- First Qalgi -- Eagle drum -- Home -- Reunion -- Finding strangers -- Last stop -- Qalgi -- The end of the feast.
|Target Audience Note:||
Ages 8-12. Roaring Brook Press.
Grades 4-6. Roaring Brook Press.
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