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Dundurn Winter 2017 Kids & Teen

Finders Keepers
3rd edition
By (author): Andrea Spalding



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


Juvenile: Interest age, years 9 - 12, Reading age, years 9 - 12
Jan 28, 2017
$14.99 CAD


8in x 5 x 0.52 in | 140 gr

Page Count:

192 pages


3 B&W illustrations
Dundurn Press
Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction|Children’s / Teenage general interest: Boys and men|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Disability, impairments and special needs|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Racism|Southern Alberta|Relating to Native American people
Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize 1996, Short-listed Violet Downey IODE Book Award 1996, Short-listed Silver Birch Award 1997, Short-listed CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (Fall 2017) 2017, Commended
  • Short Description
An archaeological find sends Danny and his friend Joshua on an adventure that leads them from the Peigan reserve at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump into the distant past. Along the way, Danny confronts his dyslexia and tries to figure out his own place in the world.
CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (Fall 2017) Selection • 1996 Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize — Shortlisted • 1996 Violet Downey IODE Book Award — Shortlisted • 1997 Silver Birch Award — Shortlisted

It all started with an ancient arrowhead in an Alberta field.

While walking through a field, Danny finds an 8,000-year-old arrowhead. After he shows his friend Joshua, who lives on the Peigan reserve at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, the two go on buffalo hunts, powwows, archaeological digs, and break in to the local museum. Grappling with dyslexia and unsure of his place in the world, Danny follows the arrowhead into a distant past and back again as he learns about himself and the people who came before him.

  • New edition of an award-winning YA novel set at the UNESCO World Heritage Alberta site Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump was a major hunting territory for thousands of years until the 19th century, and is incredibly rich with First Nations culture and history
  • Deals with 8,000 years of First Nations history in Alberta, and with contemporary issues of dyslexia
  • Shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize, 1996, the Violet Downey IODE Book Award, 1996, and the Silver Birch Award, 1997

Andrea Spalding lives on Pender Island, British Columbia. She is the author of numerous award-winning children’s books.

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Jaclyn Hodsdon

Subtly and with the sensitivity that only one who has suffered or watched someone they love endure, Spalding is able to let readers experience the feelings Danny endures - Calgary Herald

Andrea Spalding has once again penned an inherently compelling novel that will thoroughly engage the attention of young readers ages 9 to 12 from cover to cover. - Midwest Book Review

I think all kids would like the book as it shows how different people can get along, how we can all respect our culture and sacred items, how we can save things from the past to help us all learn of our heritages and how children can also help preserve our past. This book is both exciting and informative … I would rate Finders Keepers a five — that's a wow. - Anastasia, age 10, Shuswap Market News

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