The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book One Audiobook, by David A. Robertson Play Audiobook Sample

The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book One Audiobook

The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book One Audiobook, by David A. Robertson Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Brefny Caribou-Curtin, Brefny Caribou Publisher: Puffin Canada Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Misewa Saga Release Date: October 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780735270312

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29:28 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

08 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

14:50 minutes

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Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations in an epic middle grade fantasy series from award-winning author David Robertson. Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected, from their culture and each other, and struggle to fit in at school and at their new home -- until they find a secret place, walled off in an unfinished attic bedroom. A portal opens to another reality, Askí, bringing them onto frozen, barren grounds, where they meet Ochek (Fisher). The only hunter supporting his starving community, Misewa, Ochek welcomes the human children, teaching them traditional ways to survive. But as the need for food becomes desperate, they embark on a dangerous mission. Accompanied by Arik, a sassy Squirrel they catch stealing from the trapline, they try to save Misewa before the icy grip of winter freezes everything -- including them.

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  • Among shortlisted titles for Diamond Willow Award, 2021
  • Nominated for Governor General’s Literary Award - Young People’s Literature - Text, 2021
  • Among shortlisted titles for National Chapter IODE Violet Downey Award, 2021
  • Nominated for Panda Book Award, 2021
  • Nominated for Rocky Mountain Book Award, 2022
  • Nominated for Silver Birch Award for Fiction, 2021
  • Nominated for Surrey Schools Book of the Year, 2022
  • Among shortlisted titles for TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, 2021

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