Story: Wendy Maxwell, Illustrations: Jana Tubinshlak, Blackline Masters written by AIM teacher/presenter Edite Sammons.
Appropriate for ages: 7-12
The story begins the morning of a school field trip to the former sit of an Algonquin settlement near Ottawa. As a teenage girl named Renée is preparing to leave, she and her mother argue over her lack of responsibility and Renée is frustrated by her mother's comments. Renée is not interested in this field trip and makes it very clear that she would rather be at the mall with her friends. During the field trip, Renée trips and falls in the forest. Suddenly things change and she finds herself among the Algonquins. is this real or just a dream? This story deals with relationships between adolescents and adults in our time and compares them with the relationships between people of different ages in native societies. Respect and awareness of the environment is another subject that is important in this story.
Readers are intended for balanced literacy group and are sold at a minimum quantity of 6. They are not intended for individual sale.
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