Song of Sampo Lake by William Durbin
  

Song of Sampo Lake

Written by William Durbin
Illustrated by
Part of the Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Series

Synopsis

Song of Sampo Lake by William Durbin

For fifteen-year-old Matti Ojala and his family, Finnish immigrants in Minnesota in 1900, starting a new life in America is both a hardship and an opportunity. After a tragic mining accident kills their beloved uncle, the family turns away from on the iron mines to pursue the dream of owning a homestead in the wilderness. This means constant hard work and new challenges for the entire family. But will it also allow Matti, the in-between child, the chance to escape from his older brother's shadow and gain the approval of his father, which he so desperately desires?

Reviews

A rich introduction to both an important aspect of the American experience and a memorable and immensely likable family. -Booklist Compelling historical fiction. -School Library Journal William Durbin's attention to detail-both historical and fictional-make him one of today's masters of historical YA fiction. -David Gill, ALAN/National Council of Teachers of English

About the Author

William Durbin is a former high school and college English teacher and the award-winning author of ten novels, including Wintering and The Broken Blade. He lives on Lake Vermilion at the edge of Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Author

William Durbin
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Publisher

University of Minnesota Press

Publication date

12th January 2011

ISBN

9780816675692


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