Orphan Ahwak

Orphan Ahwak

Raquel Rivera (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551436555

Sign in to Read

Description

Aneze, a young Aboriginal girl, is left for dead after her village is ripped apart by a wife-raid; her father and brother are killed and her mother is kidnapped. Aneze is the only survivor. She renames herself Orphan Ahwak as she struggles to survive on her own, first in the forest and then in a remote world of tundra and sea-ice. She endures cold and hunger and befriends people whose customs are completely foreign to her. Through it all she remains determined to become a hunter and to find a place in an often hostile and terrifying world.

Reading Level
Lexile
530L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
N
ATOS
3.5
DRA
30
Categories
Genre
Chapter Books
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Subject
Language Arts
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
More Like This

Stolen

John Wilson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459803770

Fifteen-year-old Sam solves a mystery while treasure-hunting on the Australian coast.

Just J

Colin Frizzell (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438917

At thirteen, Jenevieve has some life issues, some death issues, and some everything-in-between issues. Her mother is dead, she's an outcast at school, her dad's an idiot and her little brother can be pretty annoying. Aunt Guin, who appears to be a bit "reality challenged," turns up just in time to rescue J from a fate worse than deathsummer camp. Aunt Guin and her friend Art take J to a decrepit beach-front house where J is expected to sleep outside, eat healthy food and help with the renovations. When she escapes to the nearby sand dunes, she meets a boy named Connor and joins him in his search for a mythical dance hall buried in the dunes.

Cabin Girl

Kristin Butcher (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459806511

At her first job, Bailey learns about workplace bullying.

Caught in the Act

Deb Loughead (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459804975

Dylan is the suspect in a string of robberies in a cottage community.

Alibi

Kristin Butcher (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459807693

Christine wants to help her aunt by catching the thief who has been targeting a small tourist town.

Hate Mail

Monique Polak (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459807778

Jordie has a hard time going to school with a cousin who has autism.