Reading the Bones

Reading the Bones

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Short-listed for the 2009 Silver Birch Award, commended for the 2009 Best Books for Kids & Teens

Due to circumstances beyond her control, 12-year-old Peggy Henderson has to move to the quiet town of Crescent Beach, British Columbia, to live with her aunt and uncle. Without a father and separated from her mother, who’s looking for work, Peggy feels her unhappiness increasing until the day she and her uncle start digging a pond in the backyard and she realizes the rock she’s been trying to pry from the ground is really a human skull.

Peggy eventually learns that her home and the entire seaside town were built on top of a 5000-year-old Coast Salish fishing village. With the help of an elderly archaeologist, a woman named Eddy, Peggy comes to know the ancient storyteller buried in her yard in a way that few others can – by reading the bones.

As life with her aunt becomes more and more unbearable, Peggy looks to the old Salish man from the past for help and answers.


When Peggy, 12, discovers a human skull in her backyard, she comes to know the ancient Coast Salish storyteller in a way few others can by reading the bones.



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Short-listed for the 2009 Silver Birch Award, commended for the 2009 Best Books for Kids & Teens

Due to circumstances beyond her control, 12-year-old Peggy Henderson has to move to the quiet town of Crescent Beach, British Columbia, to live with her aunt and uncle. Without a father and separated from her mother, who’s looking for work, Peggy feels her unhappiness increasing until the day she and her uncle start digging a pond in the backyard and she realizes the rock she’s been trying to pry from the ground is really a human skull.

Peggy eventually learns that her home and the entire seaside town were built on top of a 5000-year-old Coast Salish fishing village. With the help of an elderly archaeologist, a woman named Eddy, Peggy comes to know the ancient storyteller buried in her yard in a way that few others can – by reading the bones.

As life with her aunt becomes more and more unbearable, Peggy looks to the old Salish man from the past for help and answers.



Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, 2008
ISBN: 9781550027327
1550027328
Branch Call Number: J FIC MCM
Characteristics: 152 p. ;,21 cm.

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sakurarashidi
Feb 12, 2013

Its a really good book although it seems boring at first. I GOT IT SIGNED!!!

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Hyhfct
Mar 23, 2010

The book was really good, a friend had recommended this book to me, I was so grateful!!!!! ^_^

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MAStar
May 24, 2009

Great mystery book

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May 02, 2009

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yoda3000
Apr 15, 2009

it was intrestig and cool

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applebottom18
Apr 09, 2009

THIS BOOK IS WERID AND RANDOM!!!!!!!!!

but read it anyway cause it was good but...

RANDOM

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Blackcobra
Apr 07, 2009

A very Interesting book !

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omg
Apr 01, 2009

i have not read it yet but it sounds like an adventure or a mystery .it also sounds like a book that you cant put down.

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mamustangs
Mar 31, 2009

this is a awsome book. it is very interesting and it makes me kepp reading til the book is done. i love this book.

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Awesomeness
Mar 31, 2009

I FEEL THIS BOOK WAS OK. THE REASON IS MRS.HOBBS DIED!

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Mar 30, 2009

While Peggy is digging a pond in her backyard, she discovers a skull. An expert archaeologist then comes and begins to "Read the Bones". As life goes on, her life becomes more and more unbareable because of her Aunt. Peggy makes a friend, Mrs.Hobbs who is helping her to make a necklace for Peggy's mother.

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maprincess
Mar 30, 2009

while digging in her backyard, peggy finds a skull. she then finds out that long time ago, there was a burial ground there.

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jamaica5
Mar 26, 2009

A 13 yr old girl finds her self digging her aunt and uncles house . her mom has to get job in a different pravines . she so discovers that the bones she are native americain bone in the early days . READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT MORE !

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Feb 12, 2013

sakurarashidi thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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