Free Shipping in the US on over 5 million books in stock
The Great Death By John Smelcer

The Great Death

Used Price
$6.69
Free Shipping in the US
The visitors from downriver had strange pale skin and blue eyes, but they left a deadly sickness of red spots and fever. As the first snowflakes fell the dogs were turning wild, and it was clear that the two girls must leave to find a new home. They loaded up a raft to take them away, and so began an epic journey through the harsh snowy landscape.
Reviews:

Only 2 left


The Great Death Summary


The Great Death by John Smelcer

The visitors from downriver had strange pale skin and blue eyes, but they left a deadly sickness of red spots and fever. Thirteen-year-old Millie and her younger sister Maura were the only survivors. As the first snowflakes fell the dogs were turning wild, and it was clear that the two girls must leave to find a new home. They loaded up a raft to take them away, and so began an epic journey through the harsh snowy landscape. This is an extraordinary story of courage, commitment and survival.

Customer Reviews - The Great Death


Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in the US
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

The Great Death Reviews


"John Smelcer's The Great Death is an outstanding piece of writing and undoubtedly my favourite novel of the year." -- Lindsey Stainer * The Bookseller *
"A must-read by an exciting new novelist: definitely one to watch." -- Jake Hope * The Bookseller *
"I had to remind myself that this is based on the real experiences of Smelcer's grandmother and her sister, their story of survival brought movingly to life in this fine novel." -- Sue Baker * Bookseller (teenage category preview) *
"The storytelling skilfully combines these two elements of realism and folktale, becoming both a practical and spiritual handbook of survival. It has much to offer children of nine to thirteen. Remote as it may seem from their own lives, its core experiences are universal." * Books for Keeps *
"Vividly written and eventful tale." * Carousel *

About John Smelcer


John Smelcer has a doctorate in contemporary literature, and has won the prestigious James Jones First Novel prize for The Trap, which is published in the USA by Henry Holt. He has a unique perspective on the Native American point of view, as he is himself an Ahtna Athabaskan Indian. He has had more than twenty books published. Many have been on Native American myth.

Additional information

GOR002526581
The Great Death by John Smelcer
John Smelcer
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Andersen Press Ltd
2009-10-08
176
1842709194
9781842709191
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.