Bird Springs

By Marsden, Carolyn

Publishers Summary:
When drought and his father's absence force them to leave the Navajo reservation at Bird Springs, ten-year-old Gregory, his mother, and sister move to a motel in Tuscon, Arizona, where one of Gregory's teachers helps him confront his painful past.

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ISBN
978-0-67006-193-8
Publisher
Viking


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2007

Gr 3-6 When a two-year drought forces the inhabitants of a Navajo reservation at Bird Springs to relocate, 10-year-old Gregory and his mother and baby sister take up temporary residence at a shelter in Tucson. Gregory feels the pressure of being the man of the family as he attempts to adjust to a new school and care for his little sister while his mother works nights and weekends. Feeling out of place in his new surroundings, he relies heavily on ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2007

Fifth-grader Gregory feels light years away from Bird Springs, the Navajo reservation village where he's grown up. Now he and his mother and baby sister are living in a shelter in Tucson, drought having emptied Bird Springs of hope and people. The only things that keep him going are his imaginary friend Joey and his art therapy class, and all he wants is for his father to scoop him up onto his horse and take...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2007

Fifth-grader Gregory, his mother, and his baby sister live in a shelter in Tucson after drought plagues their Navajo reservation village. ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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