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Charlie's Raven by Jean Craighead George
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Charlie's Raven (original 2004; edition 2004)

by Jean Craighead George (Author)

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Charlie Carlisle's grandfather is ill. Charlie's friend, Singing Bird, a Teton Sioux, tells him that ravens have curing powers, so Charlie steals a baby bird from its nest. Granddad, a retired naturalist, encourages Charlie to record his observations of the bird and study the effect it has on humans. Charlie just hopes that the raven will make Granddad well.… (more)
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Title:Charlie's Raven
Authors:Jean Craighead George (Author)
Info:Scholastic (2004), 194 pages
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Charlie’s grandparents live on their ranch outside of Jackson, near Yellowstone, Charlie was living with them during the summer so he could be of help. His grandad was a retired naturalist who was well respected and known, but was no longer able to travel, hike and continue his nature studies due to age and illness.

Charlie had been told by his Teton Sioux classmate and neighbour, Singing Bird, that ravens could cure. He finally finds a nest and is able to capture a hatchling and bring it back to his grandad. He firmly believes the bird has curative powers.

His grandad tells Charlie that he needs to return it to the nest, as the birds are a protected species. When Charlie points out that his grandad can legally keep the bird for study purposes and Charlie proposes to study the bird and any relation that develops between human and bird contact, Grandad agrees to keeping it. He also gives Charlie the responsibility of taking detailed notes and that he will also need to write a report on the findings.

The book goes on to tell of the relationship between the bird and the relationship that develops between other ravens that live in the area. It is a good read in the style of the writing and the information regarding raven behaviour. Known to be a smart bird with problem solving skills and the ability to communicate, I found it interesting reading. Also learning about some of the Sioux customs and lore added to my enjoyment. ( )
  ChazziFrazz | Mar 8, 2022 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
When he spends the summer with his grandparents to help out, Charlie adopts a raven in an attempt to bring better luck and health to his ailing grandfather. Together they study the habits and communication of Blue Sky. ( )
  sleahey | Jul 28, 2019 |
Lovely story, but the writing was awkward. ( )
  hopeevey | May 19, 2018 |
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  Bookman1954 | Oct 21, 2015 |
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This book is dedicated to: Charlie, Frank John, Shirley, Margaret, Derek, Sophie, Scotty, Sage Jana, Ron, Karen, Bob, Johnny Luke Carol Ann, Twig, Craig, Cyd, Lance, and April, who have interacted with and discovered the magi that radiates from ravens. And to scientist Bernd Heinrich, who unlocked so many of the mysteries of this fascinating bird in his remarkable study of the raven.
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Charlie pulled himself one limb closer to the ravens' nest in the lodgepole pine tree.
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Charlie Carlisle's grandfather is ill. Charlie's friend, Singing Bird, a Teton Sioux, tells him that ravens have curing powers, so Charlie steals a baby bird from its nest. Granddad, a retired naturalist, encourages Charlie to record his observations of the bird and study the effect it has on humans. Charlie just hopes that the raven will make Granddad well.

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