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Eagle drums / Nasug̊raq Rainey Hopson.


"Winter approaches, and there's much to do if PiKa's family wants to be prepared: hunting, fishing, gathering, and more. Now, PiKa must travel up the mountain to collect obsidian for knapping - the same mountain where his two older brothers disappeared. As he leaves, PiKa reassures his parents that he will not succumb to the same fate as his brothers. He will return. But when he reaches the mountaintop, he is confronted by a terrifying eagle god named Savik, who gives the boy a choice: Follow me, or die like your brothers. What follows is a harrowing journey to the home of the eagle gods, where PiKa faces unexpected trials that teach him lessons on the natural world, the past that shapes us, and the community that binds us. With beautiful full-color art, this vivid retelling of the first Messenger Feast - still celebrated today - brings to life the origin myth of how the eagle gods bestowed the Iñupiat with the gifts of music, song, dance, community, and everlasting tradition."-- Jacket flap.

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  • ISBN: 9781250750655
  • ISBN: 1250750652
  • Physical Description: 245 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2023.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Brother -- Leaving -- Savik -- Noise -- Mother -- Song -- Beginnings -- Memories -- Qi7aun -- Ptarmigan -- Hollow -- Lemming -- Strangers -- Paths -- Connections -- Lessons -- Lemming hall -- First Qalgi -- Eagle drum -- Home -- Reunion -- Finding strangers -- Last stop -- Qalgi -- The end of the feast.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Roaring Brook Press.
Grades 4-6. Roaring Brook Press.
Subject: Inupiat > Juvenile fiction.
Inuit mythology > Juvenile fiction.
Eagles > Mythology > Juvenile fiction.
Gods > Juvenile fiction.
Eagles > Juvenile fiction.
Inupiat > Fiction.
Inuit mythology > Fiction.
Eagles > Fiction.
Gods > Fiction.
Inupiat (Inuits) > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Inuits > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Aigles > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Dieux > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Mythologie inuite > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American.
Hunters > Juvenile fiction.
Inuit > Juvenile fiction.
Eagles > Juvenile fiction.
Gods and goddesses > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Mythological fiction.
Nature fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Juvenile works.
Young adult works.

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Homer Public Library J HOP (Text) 000172467 Children's Library -- New Available -

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