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The Birchbark House Audiobook

The Birchbark House

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Publisher's Summary

Set in the Lake Superior region in the mid-1800s, The Birchbark House is a vital novel providing fascinating details of a year in the life of young Omakayas, a girl of the Ojibwa.

With exquisite care, National Book Critics Circle Award winner Louise Erdrich has fashioned a story rich in the way of life and heritage of the Ojibwa people, a story that begs to be told out loud. As each season in a year of Omakayas' life is lovingly portrayed, the satisfying rhythm of her days is shattered when a stranger visits the lodge one night, bringing with him an invisible enemy that will change things forever.

©1999 Louise Erdrich; (P)2002 Audio Bookshelf

What the Critics Say

"Littrell's soothing, finely tuned reading of The Birchbark House evokes the atmosphere of this thoughtful, rich story about the daily activities of an Ojibwa girl." (Booklist)
"Nicolle Littrell narrates with a gentle and quiet voice. Her presentation is light and immediate, giving the listener to bear witness to each event." (AudioFile)

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    Jec 14/08/2017
    Jec 14/08/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "We loved this story so much as a family!"

    This is a very moving story but does have a few spiritual bits in it. Overall it is a good story and very exciting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Claudia
    Walnut Creek, CA, United States
    18/08/04
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    "A remarkable book"

    I got this book for my granddaughter, but listened to it myself first. I became engrossed with the characters and story. Louise Erdrich brings to this story the same sense of place and depth of character that she brings to her books for adult readers. Enjoyable and worthwhile.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    Overland Park, KS, USA
    15/02/04
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    "My children loved listening to this story with me"

    Simple gentle. If you like Willa Cather, you'll probably like this. My children loved listening to this story. Good for a long midwest drive.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    greenville, PA, USA
    28/10/07
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    "truely wonderful"

    This book is totally awesome. It draws in you in and wans more. I recommed it to anyone wanting a true look at life as a young native girl. this is only part one of a series. The Game of Silience is next. The rest is not on audible yet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steve S.
    01/04/17
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    "I'm a speaker of Ojibwe."

    the actress should've been taught the language correctly. she butchered the words. very disrespectful! not good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    28/05/16
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    "help ful with school so easy-to-use for all ages read in less than a day"

    Help me with ela. Fun to read good for all ages.kewl to read. Good for school

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rita
    Fort Worth, TX, United States
    23/10/13
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    "For Children"
    What disappointed you about The Birchbark House?

    I love Erdrich's writing. This is clearly not for adults, but for chidlren. I didn't finish it. Got too explanatory and simple.


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  • Christine (and Alex)
    San Diego CA, United States
    24/02/13
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    "4th grader - assigned reading for school. Not bad"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Maybe a girl, not a boy


    Any additional comments?

    This made the assignment a lot more bearable - the definitely improved the experience for am ADD, dyslexic 10 year old boy. But definitely not his cup of tea.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cathy
    Northern CA Coast
    19/01/13
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    "Rather disappointing based on her other novels"

    I have become quite impressed with the writing of Louise Erdrich, so when I saw this small older offering with no reviews I gave it a try. It is a young adult book, with a poor reader. The story is simple, not particularly well constructed and a bit jumpy as it does not follow emotional threads or action threads through for a "reader"s complete understanding. If you, like me, are an admirer of Ms Erdrich's novels, don't bother with this little, inexpensive offering. It bears no resemblance to her writing of the last decade, except it concentrates on Native American life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Georgia
    San Clemente, CA, USA
    17/10/09
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    "Excellent"

    A marvelous story in the style of the Little House books. Highly recommend for true book lovers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Betsy Packaed
    Lexington, KY, United States
    10/01/13
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    "You NEED to read this."
    What did you love best about The Birchbark House?

    It's authenticity.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Birchbark House?

    Who survives the epidemic of 1848.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Sugaring.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I wanted it to last and last!


    Any additional comments?

    Another Erdrich success!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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