Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 10 to 18
- Grade: 5 to 12
In this second book in the Narnia-inspired Indigenous middle-grade fantasy series, Eli and Morgan journey once more to Misewa, travelling back in time.
Back at home after their first adventure in the Barren Grounds, Eli and Morgan each struggle with personal issues: Eli is being bullied at school, and tries to hide it from Morgan, while Morgan has to make an important decision about her birth mother. They turn to the place where they know they can learn the most, and make the journey to Misewa to visit their animal friends. This time they travel back in time and meet a young fisher that might just be their lost friend. But they discover that the village is once again in peril, and they must dig deep within themselves to find the strength to protect their beloved friends. Can they carry this strength back home to face their own challenges?
About the author
DAVID A. ROBERTSON is the winner of the Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award, the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer and the TWUC Freedom to Read Award. His books include The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga; When We Were Alone (winner of the Governor General’s Award, a finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and a McNally Robinson Best Book for Young People); Will I See? (winner of the Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award, graphic novel category); and the YA novel Strangers (recipient of the Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction). He is the creator and host of the podcast Kiwew. Through his writings about Canada’s Indigenous peoples, Robertson educates as well as entertains, reflecting Indigenous cultures, histories and communities while illuminating many contemporary issues. David A. Robertson is a member of Norway House Cree Nation. He lives in Winnipeg.
- Long-listed, First Nations Communities Read Award
- Nominated, Silver Birch Award for Fiction
A Canadian Children's Book Centre Favourite Book of the Year 2021
“A cliffhanger ending compels a return to this absorbing Indigenous fantasy.” —STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews
". . . a fantastical feast." —Winnipeg Free Press
Other titles by David A. Robertson
The Theory of Crows
The Stone Child
The Misewa Saga, Book Three
Engaging With Indigenous Narratives and Cultural Expressions In and Beyond the Classroom
Family, Legacy, and Blood Memory
A Residential School Story
On the Trapline
Ispík kákí péyakoyak/When We Were Alone
The Barren Grounds
The Misewa Saga, Book One