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David A. Robertson (1) has been aliased into David Alexander Robertson.

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Værker af David A. Robertson

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When We Were Alone (2016) 388 eksemplarer
The Barren Grounds (2020) 309 eksemplarer
On the Trapline (2021) 116 eksemplarer
The Great Bear (2021) 74 eksemplarer
The Stone Child (2022) 65 eksemplarer
Strangers (The Reckoner) (2017) 57 eksemplarer
7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga (2012) 52 eksemplarer
The Song That Called Them Home (2023) 50 eksemplarer
The Theory of Crows (2022) 40 eksemplarer
Will I See? (2016) 35 eksemplarer
Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story (2015) — Forfatter — 32 eksemplarer
Stone (7 Generations) (2010) 29 eksemplarer
Monsters (2018) 28 eksemplarer
Scars (2010) 24 eksemplarer
Ends / Begins (7 Generations) (2010) 23 eksemplarer
The Scout: Tommy Prince (2014) 22 eksemplarer
The Pact (2011) 20 eksemplarer
The Peacemaker: Thanadelthur (2014) 19 eksemplarer
The Portal Keeper (2023) 19 eksemplarer
Ghosts (2019) 17 eksemplarer
The Chief: Mistahimaskwa (2016) 16 eksemplarer
The Poet: Pauline Johnson (2014) 14 eksemplarer
The Rebel: Gabriel Dumont (2014) 14 eksemplarer
Breakdown (2020) 13 eksemplarer
The Evolution of Alice (2014) 10 eksemplarer

Associated Works

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Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids (2021) — Bidragyder — 303 eksemplarer
Take Us to a Better Place: Stories (2018) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer

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I have seen this called 'an Indigenous Narnia' and I was surprised how very accurate that felt to it . . . and yet how very different the seemingly-similar threads of story truly are.

The adventures and dangers the children go through feel very real for being part of a fantastical world, and somehow intertwined not too jarringly with the very disparate arc of Morgan learning so much more about herself and her past, though there are still large missing pieces to that. . .
Kalira | 17 andre anmeldelser | May 13, 2024 |
Creative execution fails an important story needing to be told.

Poor transitions and a lack of context for time, place and people left me confused and frustrated. Having read only the material inside the book, I finished it uncertain if what I read was fiction or nonfiction. It was only in reading the blurbs on the back that I confirmed this was a true story.

It's a sad statement that I feel I learned more about Helen Betty Osborne's life and the repercussions of her death by reading the Wikipedia page than I did this graphic novel.… (mere)
villemezbrown | May 5, 2024 |
Excellent. Compelling story, very well-written, steers cleverly away from cliches. Solid mystery plot, engaging main and supporting characters. Am looking forward to the sequel (glad I didn't know there would be one when I read it, as it kept the tension higher!)
EDIT: This is now the first in a trilogy. Strangers, Monster, Ghost.
Dorothy2012 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Apr 22, 2024 |
I have to honor the author for revealing his life, his emotions, his hopes, his family. A child of mixed cultures, his mother took the children to live separately from their father for about 10 years, a critical time in his development. This is not a novel to be read for escapism.
As I've said in other reviews, I am not interested in books that are introspective. This book primarily lives in the author's head. He spends many chapters describing his anxiety, his sense of loss. He spends so much time repeating his memories and lamenting how few he has. I lament it also, as he repeats the same meager scenes more than once. He talks about how his "recontextualization of my childhood has altered how I view myself as a Cree person." (p.173) and the importance of knowing your traditional language as a direct connection with your heritage.
OK, I get it.
Finally, chapter 13 had them arrive at the family trapline, just barely in time for the end of the book.
I guess I was misled by the jacket blurb which called this 'a father-son journey to the northern trapline where Robertson and his father will reclaim their connection to the land". No, they didn't move up there and start trapping.
Misled by the reviewer who stated "rich in lore and insight and compassion". Well, there was plenty of insight, and he did describe his compassion for what his mother went thru, and respected family member's privacy by not sharing everything. But the only lore shared was the same snippet.
Misled by "mesmerizing...and tremendously gorgeous" said by Cherie Dimaline, the author of 'The Marrow Thieves' (which I was mesmerized by).
Another person might connect with this book, but not me.
… (mere)
juniperSun | Mar 21, 2024 |



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