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Eagle Song by Joseph Bruchac

Eagle Song

by Joseph Bruchac

Other authors: Dan Andreasen (Illustrator)

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The part I liked best was the retelling of the Native American folklore. The story focuses on coping and surviving through change and challenge.

Lexile: 680 ( )
  JoanAxthelm | Aug 4, 2017 |
3 stars
  shyleigh | Dec 3, 2013 |
I found this book interesting and sad.
  twojtak | Dec 1, 2013 |
When fourth-grader Danny Bigtree and his family move to the city from their Mohawk reservation in upstate New York, he quickly finds that he is the odd-man-out at his Brooklyn school. Not sure how to make friends, or how to deal with the ridicule of his peers, Danny turns to his father's stories of the Iroquois peacemaker, Aionwahta, for inspiration.

An engaging story of a young boy struggling to find his way in a strange new environment, Eagle Song is a brief chapter-book that should appeal both to newly urbanized American Indians, and to any young reader who has experienced the trauma of a move. As always, Joseph Bruchac delivers an authentic story that stays true to its specific cultural roots, while offering a message that will resonate with a broader readership. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jun 24, 2013 |
I read the Eagle song and it was o.k. I didn't like it a lot,but it wasn't horrible either. I like the way his dad told him not to worry about what other people think. Because I got picked on a lot.
  aevans1 | Nov 27, 2012 |
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Danny Bigtree's family has moved to a new city, and Danny can't seem to fit in. He's homesick for the Mohawk reservation, and the kids in his class tease him about being an Indian? the thing that makes Danny most proud. Can he find the courage to stand up for himself? "This appealing portrayal of a strong family offers an unromanticized view of Native American culture?and gives a subtle lesson in the meaning of daily courage."? School Library Journal

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After moving from a Mohawk reservation to Brooklyn, New York, eight-year-old Danny Bigtree encounters stereotypes about his Native American heritage.

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