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Children's Fiction Fantasy & Magic

The Portal Keeper

The Misewa Saga, Book Four

by (author) David A. Robertson

Tundra Book Group
Initial publish date
Oct 2023
Fantasy & Magic, Orphans & Foster Homes, NON-CLASSIFIABLE
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2023
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2024
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12


Eli and Morgan experience life-changing revelations in this new adventure in the award-winning, Narnia-inspired Indigenous middle-grade fantasy series.

While exploring World’s End, an area in Aski they've just discovered, Morgan and Emily delight in their developing relationship, while Eli struggles to understand his new-found power: the ability to locate a portal. A shocking turn of events leads them to a new village, Ministik, where the animal beings who live there are going missing. Horrified to discover who is responsible, the children vow to help and turn to friends, old and new. But it's getting harder and harder to keep the two worlds separate, especially when details of a traditional legend change everything. Forever.

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 SagaWhen 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.


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Editorial Reviews

"Delivers what series fans have come to expect: fast-paced adventure, humorous banter, and tender explorations of Indigenous experiences." —Kirkus Reviews

"David A. Robertson’s novel The Portal Keeper, a remix of The Chronicles of Narnia set in Winnipeg, is an exciting new instalment that adds its distinct touch on the world that Robertson has been building on for the past four years." —Northern News Service
"The Portal Keeper is another excellent instalment in the Misewa Saga. Robertson’s increasingly masterful prose keeps readers engaged, curious, and on the edge of their seats."The Anishinabek News

"This is an incredibly creative, gloriously fantastic tale that combines myth, Cree language and stories with fast-paced action, danger and triumph." —Winnipeg Free Press
"[H]onours traditional Indigenous culture, weaving it seamlessly into the narrative . . . continues to connect to current popular culture. Highly recommended." CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"This book is action packed and reads like a Marvel movie. It can easily be read in one day as you will not want to put it down . . . [A] perfect gift for any bookworm in your life." —The Suburban

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