Eagle Song

Eagle Song Joseph Bruchac Dan Andreasen
  • Title: Eagle Song
  • Author: Joseph Bruchac Dan Andreasen
  • ISBN: 9780141301693
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eagle Song Joseph Bruchac Dan Andreasen Eagle Song A contemporary middle grade story about confronting bullying and prejudice Danny Bigtree s family has moved to Brooklyn New York and he just can t seem to fit in at school He s homesick for the Moha
    A contemporary middle grade story about confronting bullying and prejudice Danny Bigtree s family has moved to Brooklyn, New York, and he just can t seem to fit in at school He s homesick for the Mohawk reservation, and the kids in his class tease him about being an Indian the thing that makes Danny most proud Can he find the courage to stand up for himself A worthy, wA contemporary middle grade story about confronting bullying and prejudice Danny Bigtree s family has moved to Brooklyn, New York, and he just can t seem to fit in at school He s homesick for the Mohawk reservation, and the kids in his class tease him about being an Indian the thing that makes Danny most proud Can he find the courage to stand up for himself A worthy, well written novella Kirkus Reviews This appealing portrayal of a strong family offers an unromanticized view of Native American culture, and a history lesson about the Iroquois Confederacy it also gives a subtle lesson in the meaning of daily courage Publishers Weekly With so many Native American stories set in the misty past, it s great to read a children s book about an Iroquois boy who lives in the city now Bruchac weaves together the traditional and the realistic as Danny s ironworker father tells stories of his people s history and heroes, stories that give Danny courage to confront his schoolyard enemies and make friends with them Booklist
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    About Joseph Bruchac Dan Andreasen


    1. 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 Skid 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 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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    1. Danny is in the city after moving away from the reservation for a better job for his mother while his father works jobs away from home in construction What his father continues to instill in Danny is the Iroquois Mohawk traditions that his father was raised with and that Danny should hold close in order to pull him through episodes of bullying at school being picked on for being a redskin as well as sadness that his family isn t always together When Danny s father is injured, he decides it s bes [...]

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    2. Danny and is having trouble with the kids at his school They relentlessly tease him because he is an American Indian He seeks out the help of his parents and learns to have pride in his identity.Readers advisory Racism, bullyingSource American Indians in Children s Literature

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    3. Eagle Song by Joseph Bruchac is an amazing book on many levels The book is based on a boy named Danny, a Navajo who moves to Brooklyn with his family Danny gets bullied by a kid named Tyrone and Danny has a friend named Will.The first thing I want to talk about is the twist in Chapter 6 Will and Danny meet each other and go to an art fair On the way there, Danny notices Will has red shoes Red shoes are very expensive in Brooklyn so Danny asks Will about the red shoes Will responds with a long ex [...]

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    4. This is a book I read to my class It deals with the problem of bullying in a very positive manner.

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    5. This is a great read for any kids in middle school It touches on bullying and being made fun of for who you are, it s something all kids should read and be made aware of.

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    6. Dear Rocketeers, I hope you all liked Eagle Song I don t know how to underline the book title in Extra credit to anyone who figure it out as much as I did I ve been teaching this book for a very long time and it has always had a special place in my heart I ve learned a lot from it and I think it has a lot of strong messages On the surface, I really enjoyed how much I was able to learn about Mohawk culture from this book I love the stories and folktales of different cultures and I found the story [...]

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    7. Danny Bigtree and his family were forced to move away from their Mohawk reservation in order to find work Starting at a new school would be hard for anyone, but Danny is also the only Indian at his school in New York City and has to listen to kids call him chief and ask him about his Tipi everyday The kids don t care that Iroquois used to live in Longhouses so Danny doesn t even bother to correct them.Danny s dad works as a steel worker and is gone for weeks at a time traveling from job to job W [...]

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    8. Another great story from Bruchac He has worked in a legend about peace and history that weaves perfectly into a modern tale of bullying The chapters are short and the story pretty universal Not only is Danny homesick for his old life he is being picked on at school by a couple kids and needs to learn how to navigate that situation It would be the perfect book for any new student who is having trouble fitting in or for a class that s having trouble accepting their new classmate.In terms of my col [...]

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    9. This was an excellent book I read this to teach to a 4th grade Language Arts class as part of a unit, and it has many great features for 4th grade, aside from being a compelling read.Danny, a fourth grader, comes from a family that is from the Mohawk Tribe, a tribe in the Iroquois Confederacy He is made fun of at school often for his family heritage When his father comes in to school to teach about his tribe and tell a story about peace, things eventually get better for Danny Danny decides he wa [...]

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    10. Eagle Song is the story of 4th grader Daniel Bigtree and how he adjusts to life in Brooklyn after his family moves from the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation His father is an Ironworker who has come home early from a job and tells Daniel the story of Hiawatha the Peacemaker s helper to help Daniel see his own situation in a new light This is a fabulous telling of the Hiawatha story haudenosauneeconfederacy.c and a great introduction to the Haudenosaunee Iroquois people I hope many school libraries ha [...]

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    11. In the story Eagle Song by Joseph Bruchac the main character is Danny who is a Native American boy who lives in New York In the story his dad is a construction worker and his mom works at a community center In the story Danny get bullied by his peers He tells his dad and his dad tells him a story about peace The next day the day the dad tell the story in Danny s class It only gets worst for Danny he gets hi the face with a basketball Afterward his dad gets a job in Philadelphia After his dad lea [...]

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    12. I read this book out loud to my four children and we all greatly enjoyed it The last five chapters were extremely captivating and my children insisted that I read all five to them in one sitting My husband listened in as well and gave it a favorable review not here, verbally The chapters were nice and short for reading aloud, the story caught the interest of my kindergartener as well as my 3rd and 4th graders and husband I appreciated learning about some of the challenges that Native American ch [...]

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    13. Joseph Bruchac in Eagle Song does a great job, once again, on sharing tales of a Native American culture, and in this particular book is the Mohawk tribe When Danny Bigtree and his family have to move to New York, Danny has to try to adapt to this different lifestyle as he is an outcast and getting bullied at school for being different Good for kids struggling to fit in or for a class that is having trouble accepting a kid who may seem different Good book for read aloud because the chapters are [...]

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    14. Part of this year s We the People Bookshelf grant Disappointing Bruchac is an authoritative Native American voice, but this story of Danny Bigtree, a 4th grader whose family moves from the reservation to New York City has little appeal Danny is tormented by his classmates, and his father,an iron worker who travels on different construction jobs tries to help by visiting Danny s class Drawing on Iroquois legend, his father tries to share a peaceful way to solve their differences The moralistic to [...]

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    15. Quality short chapter book about the difficulties of leaving the Rez and moving to the big city for a young Mohawk Boy Also discusses the Mohawk iron workers who built NYC Plenty to discuss in a classroom setting in this book bullying, anger and stereotyping are a few main topics Complete review on my blog Eagle Song Read It Real Goodreaditrealgood.wordpress

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    16. A great conversation starter, author Joseph Bruchac touches on a multitude of topics in this short novel As a Native American boy who grew up on a reservation, Danny feels displaced as a minority in a diverse neighborhood and school in New York City With quiet strength and the teachings of his parents which showcase Native American family structures and philosophies, Danny learns to break down stereotypes and reach out with understanding to those classmates who taunt him.

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    17. Eagle Song doesn t hold a lot to appeal to readers past the target age group however, I do feel that kids in that age group would enjoy it Bruchac works Iroquois history, folk tales, and general trivia into the story naturally Danny is a relatable character for many of us All in all, Eagle Song is a good book for readers just beginning to move past the most basic of chapter books.

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    18. A story of a boy Danny who is a Native American growing up in Brooklyn in the 1990 s The best parts are the interactions between him and his dad who is a iron worker and away from home a lot working I didn t list how abrupt the ending was with Danny making peace with Tyrone I was left with questions as to why Tyrone was so quick to accept peace I guess it is 4th grade.

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    19. Not my favorite I had to read this tiny book for summer reading a long time ago I did not like it Well, the plot was actually somewhat interesting But the way the author writes it, it s like the book has no emotion It s just words on paper I shouldn t be talking since I do about the same thing.

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    20. I decided to read this because it was being read and discussed in one of the classroom that I push in to at school Very well written with a good story My favorite line is But it takes a lot courage to make a friend sometimes than it does to make an enemy.

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    21. I felt the ultimate motive for writing this book was to teach a lesson, rather than entertain While there was a good plot, the overall tone was a little preachy and pointed regarding Native Americans influence and place in society today.

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    22. This is perfect for a kid who doesn t feel like he fits in It also includes two supportive parents which is unusual for juvenile fiction Good for students studying Native American studies especially in popular culture.

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    23. Had to read this for my social studies methods class, it was a great book It was really good at describing some of the traditions and the beginnings of the Iriquois tribe and their influence on the formation of the US.

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    24. I HATE THIS BOOK H A T E THIS BOOK The only thing I liked was when the father said Dreams mean something Other than that, HATE this book I rate it 1 star Signing off, Emma XoXo

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    25. Good book but I found it dragged a little Wasn t too happy about the mention of Bronx Lol My kids liked it.

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    26. The part I liked best was the retelling of the Native American folklore The story focuses on coping and surviving through change and challenge.Lexile 680

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    27. this book is about racim and sucurity thank you to ms.d teresa for reading this incredable book your awwwwsome ms.d also ms thomsom bailey

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