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The Birchbark House

The story starts with the discovery of a little baby girl crawling about the corpses of her people. She is the only living person on the island; the villagers have been wiped out by a tragic small...

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The Birchbark House

One of the best ways to discover a character's thoughts and feelings is to listen to the stories that character tells. In chapter 4 of Louise Erdrich's The Birchbark House, Deydey, the father,...

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The Birchbark House

In the first chapter, "The Girl from Spirit Island," we see an island shown from the perspective of "voyageurs" who come to pick up furs for trading. Through their eyes we see an island whose...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2013 8:49 pm UTC

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