My sole quibble, if you will, with this book is its categorization as "juvenile fiction."
I think that is very interesting because each and every one of those paragraph talks about something different, and that is another reason I kept reading the book.
If you like reading dramatic stories, read ALEUTIAN SPARROW to find out what happens to Vera and her community.
I do love Alaskana, even though it's often a difficult, sad, and trying history. Hesse has an amazing ability to share such a rich history in such few words. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lowly Peon
I usually love Karen Hesse, but I didn't much like this book. While it was a great idea to write about such a hard part of our history, this book was really hard to follow.Published 6 months ago by Samira P.
I was surprised at how much I thought I knew about this story but didn't know. This book shows a side of Alaska's history that still has lingering effects in our population today.Published 7 months ago by Technology Connoisseur
the book came as described (used) though it came with a huge cut on the cover that also tore through the first few pagesPublished 22 months ago by Iesha Thompson
This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II.
I had never heard of this episode in the USA's history. Read more
This is a story set in a poetic way of an Aleutian girl and the internment of the Aleutian people during World War II. Read morePublished on March 13, 2010 by hummbirdy
This book, set in the Aleutian Islands during WWII, tells the story of a young Aleut girl who is uprooted from her town by American soldiers and relocated to an evacuation camp on... Read morePublished on September 21, 2009 by Whatcha Reading Now?
In June of 1942, the Japanese attacked Alaska's Aleutian Islands, and occupied the westernmost two. Fearing for the lives of the Aleuts, the U.S. Read morePublished on August 21, 2009 by J. Grambo
After all the wonderful reviews of this book, I could not wait to start reading. After reading the book, the only conclusion that can be made, is that the Aluets would rather... Read morePublished on January 3, 2007 by Gill