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Includes the name: Tim Tingle

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Works by Tim Tingle

Associated Works

Flying Lessons and Other Stories (2017) — Contributor — 572 copies
Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids (2021) — Contributor — 298 copies
Lone Star Noir (2010) — Contributor — 54 copies


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This historical fiction story is set in late 1800's Indian Territory. While the story bounces around a bit, it is centered on Rose Goode and her family's experiences during the turmoil following her grandfather being hit with a board by an ill-tempered Sheriff. The family and community bonds within the Choctaw community of Skullyville through fear, loss, and walking paths that are true to self hold the story together and paint a beautifully emotional story.
BudgieSansWings | 7 other reviews | Jul 5, 2023 |
Danny Blackgoat, Navajo Prisoner tells the story of a fictional Navajo boy who is forced out of his home with his family and all of the nearby Navajo by the US military and forcibly marched to Fort Sumner: the Long Walk of the Navajos. When Danny attempts to escape, he is beaten and treated even more horribly and then sent to a Confederate POW forced labor camp away from his family and anyone he knows. He is further abused and mistreated until friends he made through acts of kindness help him to escape.… (more)
BudgieSansWings | 2 other reviews | Jul 4, 2023 |
A10-year-old Choctaw boy recounts the beginnings of the forced resettlement of his people from their Mississippi-area homelands in 1830.

He begins his story with a compelling hook: “Maybe you have never read a book written by a ghost before. I am a ghost. I am not a ghost when this book begins, so you have to pay very close attention.” Readers meet Isaac, his family and their dog, Jumper, on the day that Treaty Talk changes everything. Even as the Choctaw prepare to leave their homes, Isaac begins to have unsettling visions: Some elders are engulfed in flames, and others are covered in oozing pustules. As Isaac and his family set out on the Choctaw Trail of Tears, these visions begin to come true, as some are burned to death by the Nahullos and others perish due to smallpox-infested blankets distributed on the trail. But the Choctaw barrier between life and death is a fluid one, and ghosts follow Isaac, providing reassurance and advice that allow him to help his family and others as well as to prepare for his own impending death. Storyteller Tingle’s tale unfolds in Isaac’s conversational voice; readers “hear” his story with comforting clarity and are plunged into the Choctaw belief system, so they can begin to understand it from the inside out.

The beginning of a trilogy, this tale is valuable for both its recounting of a historical tragedy and its immersive Choctaw perspective . (Historical fiction. 8-12)

-Kirkus Review
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CDJLibrary | 51 other reviews | Jun 9, 2023 |
This book is best read for older grades, since it is more of a novel but the main idea of the book is about a little boy who has to navigate this new ghost/afterlife to watch over his living family.
Abby_Natalia_Parra | 51 other reviews | Mar 7, 2023 |



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