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Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac

Skeleton Man (2001)

by Joseph Bruchac

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What a perfect story to tell late at night, sitting around the fire, in the middle of the woods. I love Molly and her fierce dedication to her beliefs, dreams, instincts. The way she didn't let adults back her down, and I really appreciate that Joseph Bruchac wrote a good relationship between parents and child and also gave Molly an adult ally. It's hard to find a book for kids in which the adults aren't all against the kids and, as a result, the kids are forced into being their own hero. In this tale, Molly is proactive because she was raised with the knowledge that she is brave and capable.

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From the Acknowledgments: "They have helped me understand even more deeply how different the strong women in our traditional American Indian stories are from the dependent damsels of European folktales who hope for a prince to rescue them. Not only do our Native American heroines take care of their own rescues, they often save the men, too!" ( )
  flying_monkeys | May 18, 2017 |
Ok ( )
  stanej | Nov 24, 2015 |
This book was okay but if you like mystery and horror this is the book for you! I feel this was not realistic enough but it was a pretty good book over all. ( )
  22putzih | Nov 24, 2015 |
this book was just bad to me
  22mathec | Nov 24, 2015 |
I didn't really like this book. But it was kind of good though. ( )
  22ventut | Nov 24, 2015 |
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For my wife, Carol, and my daughter-in-law, Jean, who are two of the bravest people I've ever known, and for all the young women who have yet to discover the courage that lives in their hearts.
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Ever since the morning Molly woke up to find that her parents hadvanished, her life has become filled with terrible questions. Where have her parents gone? Who is this spooky old man who's taken her to live with him, claiming to be her great-uncle? Why does he never eat, and why does he lock her in her room at night? What are her dreams of the Skeleton Man trying to tell her? There's one thing Molly does know. She needs to find some answers before it's too late.

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After her parents disappear and she is turned over to the care of a strange "great-uncle," Molly must rely on her dreams about an old Mohawk story for her safety and maybe even for her life.

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