Talking Leaves

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Product Number: DD24678
Released: Aug 23, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780451485694
Narrator/s: Joseph Bruchac
Publisher: Listening Library
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A new work of historical fiction about Sequoyah and the creation of the Cherokee alphabet, from the acclaimed author of Code Talker Thirteen-year-old Uwohali has not seen his father, Sequoyah, for many years. So when Sequoyah returns to the village, Uwohali is eager to reconnect. But Sequoyah's new obsession with making strange markings causes friends and neighbors in their tribe to wonder whether he is crazy, or worse-practicing witchcraft. What they don't know, and what Uwohali discovers, is that Sequoyah is a genius and his strange markings are actually an alphabet representing the sounds of the Cherokee language. The story of one of the most important figures in Native American history is brought to life for middle grade readers.

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Talking Leaves
Product Number: BX00049950
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Author(s): Joseph Bruchac
Narrator(s): Joseph Bruchac
Product Number Z100114096
Released: Aug 23, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9780451485724
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Author(s): Joseph Bruchac
Product Number EB00628936
Released: Aug 23, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Dial Books
ISBN: #9781101593400

Professional reviews

"As Joseph Bruchac announces the cast of characters, his authentic pronunciations evoke the mood of an elder storyteller and the rhythms of Native American oral traditions. Bruchac weaves Cherokee legends and historical facts from the nineteenth century into a tale based on the life of Sequoyah, who brought the alphabet to the Cherokee. This makes for a dense story, but Bruchac has created an engaging main character, a son who seeks connection with his father. Thirteen-year-old Uwohali has a divided heart upon the return of his estranged father, Sequoyah. Is it disloyal to want to know his father when his mother has divorced the man? Is his father practicing black magic, or crazy like the villagers say? Bruchac reveals the father-son relationship realistically and sensitively. S.W. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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