I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven

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What is the summary of "I Heard the Owl Call My Name?" The language of novel is difficult for my students, as English is their second language.

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I Heard the Owl Call my Name is a novel by Margaret Craven. The narrative follows the author's travels into a tribe of Native Americans called the Kwakiutl and what she learned from the experience. Craven's novel covers the struggles of growing up, the difficulty people from different cultures have in finding common meaning, and the sameness of human concerns regardless of cultural differences. The story takes place in beautiful British Columbia, which Craven describes masterfully. This setting provides readers a respite from modern economics, technology, and rapid cultural change.

Craven brings the reader into the story through the character Mark Brian. He is sent to the village of Kwakiutl to be a preacher. Although Mark doesn't fit in with the Native Americans at first, he vows to try. He spends time with local residents, goes hunting, and even begins to develop a better understanding of the Native Americans' relationship with nature. As Mark adjusts to life with the Kwakiutl, Craven...

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