Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun

Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun

An Athabaskan Indian Legend From Alaska

Book - 1997
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
An Athabaskan legend interweaves the stories of Bird Girl, an independent young Indian woman, and Daagoo, a restless dreamer who leaves his homeland

HARPERCOLL
With the publication of Two Old Women, Velma Wallis firmly established herself as one of the most important voices in Native American writing. A national bestseller, her empowering fable won the Western State Book Award in 1993 and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award in 1994. Translated into 16 languages, it went on to international success, quickly reaching bestseller status in Germany. To date, more than 350,000 copies have been sold worldwide.

Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun follows in this bestselling tradition. Rooted in the ancient legends of Alaska's Athabaskan Indians, it tells the stories of two adventurers who decide to leave the safety of their respective tribes. Bird Girl is a headstrong young woman who learned early on the skills of a hunter. When told that she must end her forays and take up the traditional role of wife and mother, she defies her family's expectations and confidently takes off to brave life on her own. Daagoo is a dreamer, curious about the world beyond. Longing to know what happens to the sun in winter, he sets out on a quest to find the legendary "Land of the Sun." Their stories interweave and intersect as they each face the many dangers and challenges of life alone in the wilderness. In the end, both learn that the search for individualism often comes at a high price, but that it is a price well worth paying, for through this quest comes the beginning of true wisdom.



Baker
& Taylor

The author of the international best-seller, Two Old Women, presents another retelling of an Alaskan Indian legend about two adventurers who transgress their community's norms and embark on a perilous quest for freedom and knowledge. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 1997, c1996
Edition: 1st HarperPerennial ed
ISBN: 9780060977283
0060977280
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. ; 19 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Get NoveList Reading Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at PPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top