9.34 Gloria Whelan Once on This Island

ISBN 13: 9780064406192

Once on This Island

3.79 avg rating
( 405 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780064406192: Once on This Island

When war erupts between England and America in 1812, it brings change and uncertainty—even to Michigan's remote Mackinac Island. For young Mary O'Shea, the hardest change is the departure of her father, who leaves Mackinac to join the American Army. With her sister and brother, Mary must tend the farm, deal with the hardships of British occupation, and hope for the safe return of their father.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Gloria Whelan is the bestselling author of many novels for young readers, including Homeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award; Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect; Angel on the Square; Burying the Sun; Once on This Island, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award; and Return to the Island. She lives in the woods of northern Michigan.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 4-7?A novel set on Mackinac Island, Michigan, during the War of 1812. Mary, 12, recounts her family's plight as her father leaves his motherless children tending the farm while he joins the American forces in Detroit fighting the British. Jacques, 15, struggles to keep his promise to take care of the farm and his two sisters when the temptation to join the army or the fur trading business prevails. Sixteen-year-old Angelique's flirtations with the British soldiers during the occupation of their island home infuriates both her brother and sister. Despite these distractions, the young people still manage to maintain a productive farm for the three-year period of the war. Whelan weaves the Indian and American culture together through a complex secondary character, Gavin, an Indian boy raised by Mary's neighbors, who is forced to come to terms with his heritage as he makes the crucial decision to leave his Anglo parents and way of life and rejoin his tribe. Well-rounded fiction that incorporates a little romance, adventure, drama, and history of an American period that is not as commonly used for background.?Rita Soltan, Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham, MI
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gloria Whelan
ISBN 10: 0064406199 ISBN 13: 9780064406192
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800644061920000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Whelan, Gloria
Published by HarperCollins (1996)
ISBN 10: 0064406199 ISBN 13: 9780064406192
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0064406199

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Gloria Whelan
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0064406199 ISBN 13: 9780064406192
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 190 x 130 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. It is the summer if 1812 and war has erupted between England and the United States, casting its dark shadow as far as remote, beautiful Mackinac Island. There, young Mary O Shea suffers many loses. British troops conquer the isalnd. Her beloved father joins the American army on the mainland. And her best friend Gavin, an Indian orphan raised by white settlers, leaves his adoptive home to return to his tribe.Left only with her sister Angelique, Mary wonders how she will keep her promise to her father to protect the farm in his absence. But with courage and nimble ingenuity, the sisters outsmart British soldiers, endure two harsh winters, and keep their farm intact. Most important, they nurture the dream of a family reunited---until the war ends and their most cherished dream comes true. Bookseller Inventory # BZE9780064406192

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Gloria Whelan
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0064406199 ISBN 13: 9780064406192
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 190 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. It is the summer if 1812 and war has erupted between England and the United States, casting its dark shadow as far as remote, beautiful Mackinac Island. There, young Mary O Shea suffers many loses. British troops conquer the isalnd. Her beloved father joins the American army on the mainland. And her best friend Gavin, an Indian orphan raised by white settlers, leaves his adoptive home to return to his tribe.Left only with her sister Angelique, Mary wonders how she will keep her promise to her father to protect the farm in his absence. But with courage and nimble ingenuity, the sisters outsmart British soldiers, endure two harsh winters, and keep their farm intact. Most important, they nurture the dream of a family reunited---until the war ends and their most cherished dream comes true. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780064406192

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Gloria Whelan
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0064406199 ISBN 13: 9780064406192
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 190 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. It is the summer if 1812 and war has erupted between England and the United States, casting its dark shadow as far as remote, beautiful Mackinac Island. There, young Mary O Shea suffers many loses. British troops conquer the isalnd. Her beloved father joins the American army on the mainland. And her best friend Gavin, an Indian orphan raised by white settlers, leaves his adoptive home to return to his tribe.Left only with her sister Angelique, Mary wonders how she will keep her promise to her father to protect the farm in his absence. But with courage and nimble ingenuity, the sisters outsmart British soldiers, endure two harsh winters, and keep their farm intact. Most important, they nurture the dream of a family reunited---until the war ends and their most cherished dream comes true. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780064406192

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Whelan, Gloria
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0064406199 ISBN 13: 9780064406192
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0064406199

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Whelan, Gloria
ISBN 10: 0064406199 ISBN 13: 9780064406192
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1996. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780064406192

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Whelan, Gloria
ISBN 10: 0064406199 ISBN 13: 9780064406192
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1996. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780064406192

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Whelan, Gloria
Published by HarperCollins
ISBN 10: 0064406199 ISBN 13: 9780064406192
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Milads
(fruitland, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0064406199. Bookseller Inventory # SKU021886

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Whelan, Gloria
Published by HarperCollins
ISBN 10: 0064406199 ISBN 13: 9780064406192
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0064406199. Bookseller Inventory # Z0064406199ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book