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Eagle drums / Nasug̊raq Rainey Hopson.

As his family prepares for winter, a young, skilled hunter must travel up the mountain to collect obsidian for knapping―- the same mountain where his two older brothers died. When he reaches the mountaintop, he is immediately confronted by a terrifying eagle god named Savik. Savik gives the boy a choice: follow me or die like your brothers. What comes next is a harrowing journey to the home of the eagle gods and unexpected lessons on the natural world, the past that shapes us, and the community that binds us. This vivid retelling of the first Messenger Feast-- still celebrated today-- brings to life the origin myth of how the eagle gods bestowed the Inupiat with the gifts of music, song, dance, community, and everlasting traditon.

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  • ISBN: 9781250750655 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1250750652 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 245 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2023.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Brother -- Leaving -- Savik -- Noise -- Mother -- Song -- Beginnings -- Memories -- Qiḷaun -- Ptarmigan -- Hollow -- Lemming -- Strangers -- Paths -- Connections -- Lessons -- Lemming hall -- First Qalgi -- Eagle drum -- Home -- Reunion -- Finding strangers -- Last stop -- Qalgi -- The end of the feast.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Roaring Brook Press.
Grades 4-6. Roaring Brook Press.
Subject: Inupiat > Juvenile fiction.
Inuit > Juvenile fiction.
Eagles > Juvenile fiction.
Gods > Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America > History > Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America > Social life and customs > Juvenile fiction.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Easton Area Public Library System.


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Easton Main Library JUV HOPSON (Text) 31901004789139 New Juv Fiction Available -

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