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The Barren Grounds (Exclusive Edition)

The Barren Grounds (Exclusive Edition)

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Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous kids in Winnipeg, Manitoba, are feeling disconnected from their culture, each other, kids at school, and their new foster parents -- until they find a secret portal that opens to another reality. Aski is a frozen, barren land, home to Ochek the hunter, and his community. In order to find food, they embark on a dangerous mission to save Misewa before the icy grip of winter freezes everything -- including them!

The Barren Grounds is the first in an epic new fantasy series for David A. Robertson.

This edition features:

  • Exclusive gold foil on cover
  • Signed bookplate from David A Robertson
  • Author letter from David A. Robertson
  • The Barren Grounds temporary tattoos

Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade, Fiction, Young Adult, Canada, Adventure
Themes: Told as an allegory about the loss of Indigenous lands and culture.
Content Warnings: death, foster, children separated from their parents, child abuse, violence

Photos by: Babs Books

Educational Benefits

The Barren Grounds" by David Robertson offers young readers a compelling narrative interwoven with Indigenous mythology and culture, providing a window into Indigenous perspectives and traditions while fostering empathy, understanding, and appreciation for diverse Indigenous experiences and storytelling traditions.

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