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David A. Robertson (1)

Autor(a) de When We Were Alone

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David A. Robertson (1) foi considerado como pseudónimo de David Alexander Robertson.

31+ Works 1,650 Membros 124 Reviews

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Obras de David A. Robertson

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como David Alexander Robertson.

When We Were Alone (2016) 387 cópias
The Barren Grounds (2020) 310 cópias
On the Trapline (2021) 117 cópias
The Great Bear (2021) 74 cópias
The Stone Child (2022) 65 cópias
Strangers (The Reckoner) (2017) 56 cópias
The Theory of Crows (2022) 40 cópias
Will I See? (2016) 35 cópias
Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story (2015) — Autor — 32 cópias
Stone (7 Generations) (2010) 28 cópias
Monsters (2018) 27 cópias
Scars (2010) 24 cópias
The Scout: Tommy Prince (2014) 22 cópias
The Pact (2011) 20 cópias
The Peacemaker: Thanadelthur (2014) 19 cópias
The Portal Keeper (2023) 19 cópias
Ghosts (2019) 17 cópias
The Chief: Mistahimaskwa (2016) 16 cópias
The Poet: Pauline Johnson (2014) 14 cópias
The Rebel: Gabriel Dumont (2014) 14 cópias
Breakdown (2020) 13 cópias
The Evolution of Alice (2014) 10 cópias
Eloise {short story} 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como David Alexander Robertson.

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids (2021) — Contribuinte — 304 cópias
Take Us to a Better Place: Stories (2018) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

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Cree Nation
País (para mapa)
Canada
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author
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I have seen this called 'an Indigenous Narnia' and I was surprised how very accurate that felt to it . . . and yet how very different the seemingly-similar threads of story truly are.

The adventures and dangers the children go through feel very real for being part of a fantastical world, and somehow intertwined not too jarringly with the very disparate arc of Morgan learning so much more about herself and her past, though there are still large missing pieces to that. . .
 
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Kalira | outras 17 resenhas | May 13, 2024 |
Creative execution fails an important story needing to be told.

Poor transitions and a lack of context for time, place and people left me confused and frustrated. Having read only the material inside the book, I finished it uncertain if what I read was fiction or nonfiction. It was only in reading the blurbs on the back that I confirmed this was a true story.

It's a sad statement that I feel I learned more about Helen Betty Osborne's life and the repercussions of her death by reading the Wikipedia page than I did this graphic novel.… (mais)
 
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villemezbrown | May 5, 2024 |
Excellent. Compelling story, very well-written, steers cleverly away from cliches. Solid mystery plot, engaging main and supporting characters. Am looking forward to the sequel (glad I didn't know there would be one when I read it, as it kept the tension higher!)
EDIT: This is now the first in a trilogy. Strangers, Monster, Ghost.
 
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Dorothy2012 | outras 2 resenhas | Apr 22, 2024 |
I have to honor the author for revealing his life, his emotions, his hopes, his family. A child of mixed cultures, his mother took the children to live separately from their father for about 10 years, a critical time in his development. This is not a novel to be read for escapism.
But.
As I've said in other reviews, I am not interested in books that are introspective. This book primarily lives in the author's head. He spends many chapters describing his anxiety, his sense of loss. He spends so much time repeating his memories and lamenting how few he has. I lament it also, as he repeats the same meager scenes more than once. He talks about how his "recontextualization of my childhood has altered how I view myself as a Cree person." (p.173) and the importance of knowing your traditional language as a direct connection with your heritage.
OK, I get it.
Finally, chapter 13 had them arrive at the family trapline, just barely in time for the end of the book.
I guess I was misled by the jacket blurb which called this 'a father-son journey to the northern trapline where Robertson and his father will reclaim their connection to the land". No, they didn't move up there and start trapping.
Misled by the reviewer who stated "rich in lore and insight and compassion". Well, there was plenty of insight, and he did describe his compassion for what his mother went thru, and respected family member's privacy by not sharing everything. But the only lore shared was the same snippet.
Misled by "mesmerizing...and tremendously gorgeous" said by Cherie Dimaline, the author of 'The Marrow Thieves' (which I was mesmerized by).
Another person might connect with this book, but not me.
… (mais)
 
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juniperSun | Mar 21, 2024 |

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