War of the Eagles
Young Adult : Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 8 - 12, Reading age from 12
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Military & Wars
Jan 01, 1998
5 x 7.5 x 0.55 in
FSC certified – mixed sources C103567
Orca Book Publishers
ABA Pick of the List 1998, Commended
CCBC Our Choice 1998, Commended
CLA Honour Book 1998, Commended
Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction nominee 1998, Short-listed
IODE Book Award - National Chapter nominee 1998, Short-listed
New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age 1999, Commended
Red Cedar nominee 2001, Short-listed
Red Maple nominee 1998, Short-listed
Rocky Mountain Book Award nominee 1998, Short-listed
Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award 1999, Winner
SYRCA Snow Willow nominee 2002, Long-listed
The journey into adulthood for a young Tsimshian boy.
During WWII, Jed’s English father serves as a fighter pilot overseas, while Jed and his mother move back to her Tsimshian community on Canada's west coast. When the military sets up a naval base in town, Jed is hired to help out, honored it seems, for both his father's bravery and his own native skills as a hunter. Presented with a military jacket, Jed finds an allegiance to his country and a pride in his mixed heritage that he's never felt before.
But one day Jed's world is shattered. His best friend Tadashi, along with the other members of the nearby Japanese village, are declared enemy aliens and told to prepare to leave their homes. Now Jed must ask himself where his allegiance really belongs…to his country's rigid code, or to the truth that is buried in his Tsimshian soul.
War of the Eagles is the first of two books in a series.
Book two is Caged Eagles.