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publisher: Dundurn Press

Finders Keepers

by Andrea Spalding

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native canadian, boys & men
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list price: $11.99
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback eBook eBook
published: Jun 2008
ISBN:9781550028287
publisher: Dundurn Press
Description

Short-listed for the Sheila A. Egoff Award for Children’s Literature, 1996, the Violet Downey IODE Book Award, 1996 and the Silver Birch Award, 1997
While walking through a neighbourhood field in Alberta, Danny finds an 8,000-year-old arrowhead. His friend Joshua, who lives on the Peigan reserve at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, joins him on buffalo hunts, powwows, archaeological digs, and a break-in at the local museum. In the process Danny learns about history and gains the self-confidence to overcome dyslexia.

About the Author

Andrea Spalding is the author (with Georgina Montgomery) of The Pender Palate (Loon Books, 1992) and Andrea & David Spalding wrote The Flavours of Victoria (Orca, 1994) as well as a guide book to the islands. Andrea and David are married and live on Pender Island, and between them are authors of more than forty books.

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Contributor Notes

Andrea Spalding lives on Pender Island, British Columbia. She is the author of numerous award-winning children's books.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Award
  • Short-listed, Violet Downey IODE Book Award
  • Short-listed, Sheila A. Egoff Award for Children’s Literature
Editorial Review

"I think all kids would like the book as it shows how different people can get along, how we can all respect our culture and sacred items, how we can save things from the past to help us all learn of our heritages and how children can also help preserve our past. This book is both exciting and informative ... I would rate Finders Keepers a five - that's a wow."

— Anastasia age 10, Shuswap Market News

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Finders Keepers

Danny Budzynski is a failure at school and the butt of his classmates’ Ukrainian jokes. When he finds an Indian lance head and meets Joshua Brokenhorn and his grandfather, life takes a turn for the better. As Danny learns more about the Peigan nation and the history of Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, he also learns ways to stand up for himself and his friend. With the help of a university researcher, Danny also comes to understand his learning disability and work toward ways to compensate for it.

This is a second edition of this Canadian Children’s Book Centre Choice that was previously published in 1995. Some of the information, such as use of computers and calculators, is dated.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2008-2009.

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