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Children's Fiction Fantasy & Magic

The Stone Child

The Misewa Saga, Book Three

by (author) David A. Robertson

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

    Publish Date
    Aug 2022
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2023
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12


It's a race against time to save Eli, in this third book in the award-winning, Narnia-inspired Indigenous middle-grade fantasy series. Now in paperback! (Cover may vary)

After discovering a near-lifeless Eli at the base of the Great Tree, Morgan knows she doesn't have much time to save him. And it will mean asking for help — from friends old and new. Racing against the clock, and with Arik and Emily at her side, Morgan sets off to follow the trail away from the Great Tree to find Eli's soul before it's too late. As they journey deep into the northern woods, a place they've been warned never to enter, they face new challenges and life-threatening attacks from strange and horrifying creatures. But a surprise ally comes to their aid, and Morgan finds the strength to focus on what's most important: saving her brother's life.

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.


David A. Robertson's profile page


  • Nominated, Silver Birch Award for Fiction
  • Winner, McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award
  • Long-listed, First Nations Communities Read Award

Editorial Reviews

An Indigo Best Kids' Book of 2022

"For a combination of adventure, time travel and Indigenous culture, few series will challenge the Misewa Saga . . . Robertson weaves a tale that is part myth, part fantasy and wholly intriguing." —Winnipeg Free Press

“Robertson has a lot of narrative balls in the air . . . but the story’s emotional arc shines true.” —Kirkus Reviews

"[T]he narratives of the two previous books of the Misewa Saga weave together in a new way, and the characters of Morgan, Emily and Eli are realized more fully. . . . Teen dialogue and behaviour are presented with unflinching authenticity . . . and Robertson is skillful in providing cultural context." —CM Reviews

"Girl power is front and center in the latest Misewa adventure . . . there's a lot of urgency, a lot of action, a lot of emotion as events include satisfying reunions and heartbreaking loss." —Common Sense Media

"As readers, we were able to learn a lot about Cree culture in a way that's not achievable through textbooks . . . these books would be a great addition to any classroom library." —The Suburban

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