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Jocelyne Villeneuve
Waterloo (Ont.), Penumbra Press, 1992. 72pp, paper, $9.95
ISBN 0-921254-52-0. Distributed by University of Toronto Press

Grades 4 to 9/Ages 9 to 14

Reviewed by Michele F. Kallio .

Volume 21 Number 4
1993 September

Greenmantle is a delightful retelling of an ancient Ojibway legend of the north.

It is a story of heroism, love and sacrifice that will delight readers with its majestic vistas so vividly described. The heroine of the story, a young maiden (daughter of the chief), is kidnapped by a warring tribe of Sioux. It is the story of her determination to save her people from a surprise attack and almost certain death. The seventy-two-page book is illustrated with line drawings by Luc Robert.

As well as being a good read, the book offers readers a chance to better understand the history of Native Canadians.


Michele F. Kallio is a former librarian and teacher in Black's Harbour, New Brunswick.
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