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Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 4.84 MB
v The author of the book: Joseph Bruchac
Edition: Dial Books for Young Readers
Date of issue: April 20th 2006
ISBN: 0803730985
ISBN 13: 9780803730984
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Maureen Judith Shea
Wabi : A Hero’s Tale
(2006J. Bruchac, Wabi: A Hero’s Tale (p. 198). New York: Dial Books.

Genre: Fantasy
Awards: Maine Student Book Award
Format: print
Selection process: Reviewed the books suggested in the textbook Literature for Today’s Young Adult by Allsen P. Nelsen . Then looked for available books by Joseph Bruchacin the local library and found "Wabi: A Hero’s Tale” available in the Yong Adult section of the library.
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Wabi is an owlet newly hatched in his mother’s nest, and immediately has sibling problems. His big brother eventually kicks him right out of the nest. Fortunately for Wabi, he has a very patient great-grandmother who , in addition to saves him, also guides him as he grows up. Wabi develops a fondness for the nearby human village and develops a protective “duty” towards it. He then falls in love with the chief’s daughter, Dojihla. Wabi’s great- grandmother senses that Wabi wishes to become human for a chance to win Dojihla’s heart. Great- grandmother mysteriously grants this wish. Unfortuanately, Dojihla initially rejects him. Heatbroken, Wabi begins a quest to aide his animal companions to find their true home. Through his compassion and bravery, Wabi and his friends achieve their goals. On their way back from their dangereous mission, Wabi sensestht the village he protected is in danger. He bravely fights the bear and saves the village, only to find that his great-grandmother took part in protecting the villagers. She also missed Wabi so much, she too becomes human! Dojihla and Wabi ultimately are united.
Family is the strongest tie throughout this novel. Great –Grandmother Owl insured that Wabi was well cared for. Wabi, in turn, grew to be a compassionate owl and learned to love. Shapeshifting was a trend throughout Wabi’s family line but the main message was to honor life, in all it’s wonder.

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References:
(2006). Wabi; A Hero’s Tale. In Joseph Bruchac Wabi; A Hero’s Tale (p. 198). New York: Dial Books.

(2013). A. P. Nilsen, B. James, K. L. Donelson, & N. D. F., Literature for Today's Young Adults (p. 482). Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.

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Ebook Wabi: A Hero's Tale read Online! Joseph Bruchac lives with his wife, Carol, in the Adirondack mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center, New York, in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him. Much of his writing draws on that land and his Abenaki ancestry. Although his American Indian heritage is only one part of an ethnic background that includes Slovak and English blood, those Native roots are the ones by which he has been most nourished. He, his younger sister Margaret, and his two grown sons, James and Jesse, continue to work extensively in projects involving the preservation of Abenaki culture, language and traditional Native skills, including performing traditional and contemporary Abenaki music with the Dawnland Singers.

He holds a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.A. in Literature and Creative Writing from Syracuse and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Union Institute of Ohio. His work as a educator includes eight years of directing a college program for Skidmore College inside a maximum security prison. With his wife, Carol, he is the founder and Co-Director of the Greenfield Review Literary Center and The Greenfield Review Press. He has edited a number of highly praised anthologies of contemporary poetry and fiction, including Songs from this Earth on Turtle's Back, Breaking Silence (winner of an American Book Award) and Returning the Gift. His poems, articles and stories have appeared in over 500 publications, from American Poetry Review, Cricket and Aboriginal Voices to National Geographic, Parabola and Smithsonian Magazine. He has authored more than 70 books for adults and children, including The First Strawberries, Keepers of the Earth (co-authored with Michael Caduto), Tell Me a Tale, When the Chenoo Howls (co-authored with his son, James), his autobiography Bowman's Store and such novels as Dawn Land, The Waters Between, Arrow Over the Door and The Heart of a Chief. Forthcoming titles include Squanto's Journey (Harcourt), a picture book, Sacajawea (Harcourt), an historical novel, Crazy Horse's Vision (Lee & Low), a picture book, and Pushing Up The Sky (Dial), a collection of plays for children. His honors include a Rockefeller Humanities fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellowship for Poetry, the Cherokee Nation Prose Award, the Knickerbocker Award, the Hope S. Dean Award for Notable Achievement in Children's Literature and both the 1998 Writer of the Year Award and the 1998 Storyteller of the Year Award from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. In 1999, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas.

As a professional teller of the traditional tales of the Adirondacks and the Native peoples of the Northeastern Woodlands, Joe Bruchac has performed widely in Europe and throughout the United States from Florida to Hawaii and has been featured at such events as the British Storytelling Festival and the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, Tennessee. He has been a storyteller-in-residence for Native American organizations and schools throughout the continent, including the Institute of Alaska Native Arts and the Onondaga Nation School. He discusses Native culture and his books and does storytelling programs at dozens of elementary and secondary schools each year as a visiting author.



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