Brothers of the Heart: A Story of the Old Northwest, 1837-1838

by Joan W. Blos

Fourteen year old Shem runs away from home to join a fur trading expedition and ends... read more

Fourteen year old Shem runs away from home to join a fur trading expedition and ends up stranded in the Michigan wilderness where he befriends an old Ottawan woman who teaches him the necessary survival skills. An outstanding work of historical fiction uses letters, journal entries, historical documents and standard narrative prose to recreate a time and place. (Age 11 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1985

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