Hawk by Jennifer Dance
  

Hawk

Written by Jennifer Dance
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Synopsis

Hawk by Jennifer Dance

Hawk, a First Nations teen from northern Alberta, is a star athlete until a serious illness yanks him out of competition and into a fight for his life. Struggling to recover, he comes across a young osprey trapped in a tailings pond, helpless. Rescuing the bird gives Hawk a new purpose in life, if he can survive to see it through.

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Jennifer Dance is a skillful and intelligent writer with a heart large enough to care for all of the environment, animals and humans who are suffering as we speak. I am awed by the power of her words that make all my senses wake up and take notice of every detail she shares. Somewhere, someone is showing her the way to bring some kind of justice to this situation. - Josie Norton, Teacher-Librarian, York Region District School Board Hawk is a novel brimming with levels of political and social complexity for the historical past this is a novel that needs to be on school curriculum. - Resource Links Because Hawk takes place in the here-and-now, in a Canadian setting that has been in the news, it will have a strong impact and possibly stir readers to some type of action. Jennifer Dance is to be congratulated on this courageous, radical novel. - Canadian Materials Magazine A powerful presentation of what can happen to a people, a land, its natural inhabitants, and to individuals as a result of the upheaval of the natural balance of the area. The rich visual imagery that Dance has created...is breathtaking...this is a novel that needs to be on school curriculum. - Resource Links The tapestry Jennifer has woven is a brilliant representation of the ongoing tragedy in Northern Alberta today. It's a story that young people need to hear, and it gives me hope! - Dr. John O'Connor With its soaring writing and readable plot, Jennifer Dance's Hawk breathes new life into an important subject for middle grade readers. Hawk simultaneously dazzles and educates. Topical and hard to put down, this is a great choice for young Canadian readers. - Melissa Bell, Librarian, Richmond Hill Public Library

About the Author

Jennifer Dance was born in England and holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture and Animal Science from the University of the West Indies. She migrated to Canada in 1979. With family in the Native community, Jennifer has a passion for equality and justice for all people. Her first novel, Red Wolf, was endorsed by Giller Prize-winning author Joseph Boyden. An avid environmentalist, Jennifer lives on a small farm in Stouffville, Ontario.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
266 pages

Author

Jennifer Dance
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Publisher

Dundurn Group Ltd

Publication date

23rd January 2016

ISBN

9781459731844


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