Audience:Children: Age (years) 10, Grade (US) 5
Dimensions:8.25in x 5.62 x 0.62 in | 0.5 lb
Page Count:240 pages
BUILDING ON THE BUZZ FOR THE BARREN GROUNDS: With a starred review from Kirkus (also a Kirkus 50 Most Anticipated Books of the Fall selection), The Barren Grounds has received a lot of buzz and attention. Dave has been attending festivals and other events all fall; his profile is getting bigger!
AWARD SHORTLISTS (SO FAR): The Barren Grounds was nominated for the 2021 OLA Silver Birch Award and a finalist for the 2021 Saskatchewan’s Diamond Willow Award.
OWL CRATE JUNIOR SELECTION!: The Barren Grounds was included in October’s Owl Crate Junior program.
COMPELLING MIDDLE-GRADE FANTASY: Combining C. S. Lewis’ classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations, David has written a fantasy adventure that already feels like a classic, complete with talking animals and a journey through the wilderness in an effort to save the world.
INDIGENOUS AUTHOR: David is a member of Norway House Cree Nation.
PUBLISHING ALONGSIDE BOOK 3: The Great Bear will be publishing in paperback alongside the third book in the series, The Stone Child.
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
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