Eagle Drums

Nasuġraq Rainey Hopson (Author & Illustrator)
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142409
Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12

A magical, realistic middle-grade debut about the origin story of the Iñupiaq Messenger Feast, a Native Alaskan tradition.

As his family prepares for winter, a young, skilled hunter must travel up the mountain to collect obsidian for knapping—the same mountain where his two older brothers died.

When he reaches the mountaintop, he is immediately confronted by a terrifying eagle god named Savik. Savik gives the boy a choice: follow me or die like your brothers.

What comes next is a harrowing journey to the home of the eagle gods and unexpected lessons on the natural world, the past that shapes us, and the community that binds us.

Eagle Drums is part cultural folklore, part origin myth about the Messenger’s Feast—which is still celebrated in times of bounty among the Iñupiaq—told with beautiful, full-color art throughout. It’s the story of how Iñupiaq people were given the gift of music, song, dance, and community.

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SKU 142409
ISBN 9781250750655
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 910L
Page Count 256
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Middle Grade Novels
Primary Contributor Nasuġraq Rainey Hopson
Age Groups Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12
Publisher Roaring Brook Press