Monday, January 5, 2009

Muskrat Will Be Swimming by Cheryl Savageau

Reviewed by Mrs. Bruno at Arongen

Written in the first person, a Native American girl is facing bullying from her classmates. They make fun of the fact that she lives on the lake. She can't understand why others do not see the beauty of the lake and all its inhabitants. When she starts to feel sad, Grampa tells her a Seneca folktale about the muskrat and she realizes the importance of her home, family and culture. She also understands her value in the world.

1 comment:

Debbie Reese said...

Terrific review! Cheryl's book is one of my favorites.

For other great books about American Indians, visit my site. Search for it using "American Indians in Children's Literature."

Cheryl's book is waaaaaay better than, for example, Gerald McDermott's award winning ARROW TO THE SUN. His book is a mess. I wrote about it today.