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Garram the Hunter: A Boy of the Hill Tribes

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Garram, son of the chief of the Hillmen tribe, is forced to flee his home when it is revealed to him that a planned usurping of his father's position as chief will take place soon unless Garram goes into hiding. The journey that Garram subsequently embarks upon helps prepare him for the inevitable confrontation with his father's political enemies that is sure to occur when ...more
Hardcover, 332 pages
Published 1930 by Doubleday, Doran & Co.
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Josiah
"We all know that after many years of peace people will say, 'There will be no more war in our days... Why should we train ourselves to defend our families? Why should we do aught save gather wealth or eat and drink?' Yet we, who bear scars of many ancient battles... know that when they think to find us unprepared they will come again."

—Chief Warok, Garram the Hunter, PP. 252-253

And so it seems to go for every people, and every civilization. Disciplined training and an ambitious eye for accom
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Jasmine
Garram is an extremely well written book. The topic was interesting and one that I have never read from that point of view. I can see why the Newbury committee chose it as an Honor book and honestly of the ones I've read of that year it was probably the best written and more enjoyable story then the others chosen.
That said this topic is not one that I would have purposely chosen to read but as it was part of the Newbury project I can honestly say I enjoyed it...even if it wasn't a page turner.
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Thomas Bell
I thought that this was a pretty good book. A boy, Garram, of a hill tribe in Western Africa (that's where the Fulani are most prevalent) is the hero of the story. He helps settle very difficult internal problems within his tribe as well as those within a larger, more developed tribe which culturally is very different than his, meaning cities and Islam instead of huts and tribal worship. Then at the end there is unrest from yet a different tribe (culturally similar to the first 'other' tribe I m ...more
Mckinley
I enjoyed this. I didn't know what I was getting for a story and was surprised at how well it's done from a perspective I wasn't familiar with. It's got a even blend of humor and drama that continues to offer life lessons.
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