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Eagle drums / Nasug̊raq Rainey Hopson.

A magical realistic middle grade debut about the origin story of the Iñupiaq Messenger Feast, a Native Alaskan tradition. As his family prepares for winter, a young, skilled hunter must travel up the mountain to collect obsidian for knapping―the same mountain where his two older brothers died. When he reaches the mountaintop, he is immediately confronted by a terrifying eagle god named Savik. Savik gives the boy a choice: follow me or die like your brothers. What comes next is a harrowing journey to the home of the eagle gods and unexpected lessons on the natural world, the past that shapes us, and the community that binds us.

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  • ISBN: 9781250750655
  • ISBN: 1250750652
  • Physical Description: 245 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2023.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Brother -- Leaving -- Savik -- Noise -- Mother -- Song -- Beginnings -- Memories -- Qiḷaun -- Ptarmigan -- Hollow -- Lemming -- Strangers -- Paths -- Connections -- Lessons -- Lemming hall -- First Qalgi -- Eagle drum -- Home -- Reunion -- Finding strangers -- Last stop -- Qalgi -- The end of the feast.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Roaring Brook Press.
Grades 4-6. Roaring Brook Press.
Subject: Inupiat > Juvenile fiction.
Inuit > Juvenile fiction.
Eagles > Juvenile fiction.
Gods > Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America > History.
Indians of North America > Social life and customs.
Genre: Novels.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Nazareth. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity J FIC HOP EAG 2024 (Text) 31001101913839 Juvenile Fiction Available -

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