A Girl Called Echo

A Girl Called Echo

Vol. 1, Pemmican Wars

Book - 2017
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"Echo Desjardins, a 13 year-old Métis girl, is struggling with her feelings of loneliness while attending a new school and living with a new foster family. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee's history class turns extraordinary and Echo's life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee's lecture, Echo finds herself transported to another time and place--a bison hunt on the Saskatchewan prairie--and back again to the present. In the following weeks, Echo slips back and forth in time. She visits a Métis camp, travels the old fur trade routes, and experiences the perilous and bygone era of the Pemmican Wars. Pemmican Wars is the first graphic novel in a series by Katherena Vermette, Governor General Award winning writer, and author of Highwater Press' The Seven Teaching Stories."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba :, Highwater Press,, [2017]
Description: 47 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9781553796787
Branch Call Number: TEEN Verm


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Beautifully written and illustrated graphic novel. A teen girl's experience in high school, far away from her home/mother learning about her Metis history and culture.

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Oct 29, 2019

Very interesting and the art is outstanding.

TechLibrarian Aug 02, 2018

Don't be misled by its format, this graphic novel, marketed to young adult audiences, is for anyone interested in Canadian and/or First Nations history. It's super short (I was able to read it in the course of a lunch break) so it's a good thing to pick up if you're having trouble finding time to read.

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