Salt : a story of friendship in a time of war

by Frost, Helen, 1949-

Format: Print Book 2013.
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Anikwa and James, twelve years old in 1812, spend their days fishing, trapping, and exploring together in the forests of the Indiana Territory. To Anikwa and his family, members of the Miami tribe, this land has been home for centuries. As traders, James's family has ties to the Miami community as well as to the American soldiers in the fort. Now tensions are rising--the British and American armies prepare to meet at Fort Wayne for a crucial battle, and Native Americans from surrounding tribes gather in Kekionga to protect their homeland. After trading stops and precious commodities, like salt, are withheld, the fort comes under siege, and war ravages the land. James and Anikwa, like everyone around them, must decide where their deepest loyalties lie. Can their families--and their friendship--survive?
In Salt, Printz Honor author Helen Frost offers a compelling look at a difficult time in history.

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013

A Frances Foster Book

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Set during the War of 1812, near the present-day city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Salt is the story of the friendship between Anikwa, a Miami Indian boy, and James, the son of a trader. As both British and American armies advance on the area, other Native American peoples arrive hoping to fight with the British against the Americans. The plan fails, and Anikwa's peaceful people must flee. Will they have to abandon their traditional home, and will the friendship between the boys be sundered? Printz Honor Book author Frost (Keesha's House, 2003) has written, with artful economy, another affecting novel in verse. Interspersed among selections narrated in the alternating voices of the two boys are poems about the salt that is necessary to the survival of both peoples. Frost explains that the form of Anikwa's verses, rich in Miami words, evokes the diamond and triangle shapes of Miami ribbon work, while James' more linear form suggests the stripes of the American flag. While acknowledging the uncertainties, misunderstandings, and occasional animosities of war, Frost also celebrates the relationship of both the Miami people and the Americans with the land and with each other. Explanatory notes and a glossary of Miami words are appended to this lovely evocation of a frontier America and the timelessness of friendship.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Using a narrative poetry format, Frost (Hidden) artfully crafts a fiction-based-on-fact story of events at Fort Wayne in the Indiana Territory in 1812. Pages alternate between the insightful voices of two 12-year-old friends: Anikwa, a member of the Miami nation, and James Gray, whose family runs the fort's trading post. The poems offer each boy's perspective on events, such as playing together in the woods or, later, the siege of the fort and subsequent burning of Miami villages. The layouts of the boys' narration visually highlight the contrast between their cultures: Anikwa's centered verses expand and contract in the organic shape of traditional Miami ribboncraft, while James's left-justified, double-line stanzas represent the U.S. flag's stripes, Frost explains. Lyrical poems about salt, a traded commodity necessary to both cultures, are interspersed: "Tears come from earth and sky,/ from words moving through us./ We taste them as they fall,/ leaving salt streaks on our faces." Author notes and a glossary of Miami words conclude a very personal account of history that offers much for discussion. Ages 10-14. Agent: Ginger Knowlton, Curtis Brown. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Novels in verse.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Indiana -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Miami Indians -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Indiana -- Fiction.
Trading posts -- Fiction.
Fort Wayne (Ind.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :Farrar Straus Giroux,2013.
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes "Frances Foster books."
Description xiv, 138 pages : maps ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780374363871 (hbk.)
0374363870 (hbk.)
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