Reading the Bones

Reading the Bones

Book - 2008
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Short-listed for the 2009 Silver Birch Award, commended for the 2009 Best Books for Kids & Teens



Due to circumstances beyond her control, 12-year-old Peggy Henderson has to move to the quiet town of Crescent Beach, British Columbia, to live with her aunt and uncle. Without a father and separated from her mother, who's looking for work, Peggy feels her unhappiness increasing until the day she and her uncle start digging a pond in the backyard and she realizes the rock she's been trying to pry from the ground is really a human skull.



Peggy eventually learns that her home and the entire seaside town were built on top of a 5000-year-old Coast Salish fishing village. With the help of an elderly archaeologist, a woman named Eddy, Peggy comes to know the ancient storyteller buried in her yard in a way that few others can - by reading the bones.



As life with her aunt becomes more and more unbearable, Peggy looks to the old Salish man from the past for help and answers.

Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, c2008.
ISBN: 9781550027327
1550027328
Characteristics: 152 p. ; 21 cm.

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sakurarashidi
Feb 12, 2013

Its a really good book although it seems boring at first. I GOT IT SIGNED!!!

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Hyhfct
Mar 23, 2010

The book was really good, a friend had recommended this book to me, I was so grateful!!!!! ^_^

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MAStar
May 24, 2009

Great mystery book

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ARE
May 02, 2009

iwanttobeanarchaolagist

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yoda3000
Apr 15, 2009

it was intrestig and cool

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applebottom18
Apr 09, 2009

THIS BOOK IS WERID AND RANDOM!!!!!!!!!

but read it anyway cause it was good but...

RANDOM

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Blackcobra
Apr 07, 2009

A very Interesting book !

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omg
Apr 01, 2009

i have not read it yet but it sounds like an adventure or a mystery .it also sounds like a book that you cant put down.

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mamustangs
Mar 31, 2009

this is a awsome book. it is very interesting and it makes me kepp reading til the book is done. i love this book.

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Awesomeness
Mar 31, 2009

I FEEL THIS BOOK WAS OK. THE REASON IS MRS.HOBBS DIED!

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TN
Mar 30, 2009

While Peggy is digging a pond in her backyard, she discovers a skull. An expert archaeologist then comes and begins to "Read the Bones". As life goes on, her life becomes more and more unbareable because of her Aunt. Peggy makes a friend, Mrs.Hobbs who is helping her to make a necklace for Peggy's mother.

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maprincess
Mar 30, 2009

while digging in her backyard, peggy finds a skull. she then finds out that long time ago, there was a burial ground there.

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jamaica5
Mar 26, 2009

A 13 yr old girl finds her self digging her aunt and uncles house . her mom has to get job in a different pravines . she so discovers that the bones she are native americain bone in the early days . READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT MORE !

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Feb 12, 2013

sakurarashidi thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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