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Finders Keepers

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
While walking through a neighbourhood field in Alberta, Danny finds an 8,000-year-old arrowhead. His friend Joshua, who lives on the Peigan reserve at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, joins him on buffalo hunts, powwows, archaeological digs, and a break-in at the local museum. In the process Danny learns about history and gains the self-confidence to overcome dyslexia.
Paperback, 152 pages
Published June 15th 2008 by Dundurn (first published September 1st 1985)
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It's been a while since I have read a book specifically aimed for middle grade children. So I have to say this rating is based off of an adults standards. But for a middle grade novel this was quite good. It explores the struggles of a boy with dyslexia and how he copes with that while also discovering a whole new culture, that of the indigenous people of the lands he lives in, to him, one that is kept from the public eye. The novel handled these topics quite well for children I feel because it ...more
Dec 22, 2012 Dawn rated it liked it
This is kind of a good news, bad news story.
Good news: the kid's in book club chose Inkheart for this past month!
Bad news: it was too overwhelming for some, and some kids got too scared reading it
Good news: I found a great new book, and it came with great reviews from my son!
Bad news: I was later informed that the Gr. 4's use this book as a novel study (No wonder we had so many in our library
Good news: Hardly any of the Gr. 3's that I ended up getting this book for have read any of it (or is t
Jan 30, 2012 Allie rated it liked it
I read this book about 4 years ago when I was younger and I remember it being a good book. Not wonderful or all too memorable but enjoyable all the same.
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