Joyce Rockwood has written vividly and beautifully about the Cherokees before. This warm, amusing novel, which takes place in 1750, shows the same brilliance, but with a lighter touch. It is about Groundhog, a young Cherokee boy, and his horse, Midnight.
Midnight is a most unusual horse. So Groundhog tells everyone. But since Midnight is neither a fast runner nor seems remarkable in any other way, everyone in Frogtown laughs at him.
One day, Midnight is stolen by the Creeks in a raid on Frogtown. Kingfisher, Groundhog's older brother, is not able to raise a party to raid Rabbit-town, where the Creeks live, and get Midnight back. The Cherokee warriors do not think Midnight is worth the effort.
Offended, Groundhog makes his own plans. At night, when everyone is asleep, he gathers a store of food and steals out of the house. He will get his beloved Midnight back without anyone's help.
This is the story of Groundhog's adventures as he makes his way to and from Rabbit-town over enemy terrain and Dismal Places with his new friend, Duck.
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|Publisher:||Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)|
|File size:||2 MB|
|Age Range:||12 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Joyce Rockwood has spent most of her life in Georgia. She studied anthropology at the University of Georgia, where her husband, Charles Hudson, is Professor of Anthropology. Together they have immersed themselves in researching the culture and history of the Indians of the South.
Joyce Rockwood was born in the Midwest but has spent most of her life in Georgia. She studied anthropology at the University of Georgia, where her husband, Charles Hudson, is a professor of anthropology. Together they have immersed themselves in researching the culture and history of the Native Americans of the South. Highly acclaimed books Ms. Rockwood has written about Native Americans include Long Man's Song, To Spoil the Sun and Groundhog's Horse, as well as Apalachee, an award-winning adult novel published under the name Joyce Rockwood Hudson.