Drift

Drift No food all lost said the girl We die ever so soon She sat on the trunk of a fallen tree No mans here she said Land of bears all ever bears Rafe the white boy had been forbidden to play with the h

  • Title: Drift
  • Author: William Mayne
  • ISBN: 9780385294461
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • No food, all lost, said the girl We die ever so soon She sat on the trunk of a fallen tree No mans here, she said Land of bears, all ever bears Rafe the white boy had been forbidden to play with the heathen Indian girl Tawena But when the two are swept on an ice floe into the heart of the North American wilderness, far from the settlers village, only the girNo food, all lost, said the girl We die ever so soon She sat on the trunk of a fallen tree No mans here, she said Land of bears, all ever bears Rafe the white boy had been forbidden to play with the heathen Indian girl Tawena But when the two are swept on an ice floe into the heart of the North American wilderness, far from the settlers village, only the girl s Indian skills can preserve them from the awesome danger they face Can Rafe adopt the Indian expertise he needs to enable them to survive And why does Tawena disappear when they meet two Indian women A compelling novel of survival and of the growing respect between cultures, told by a master storyteller.

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    About “William Mayne

    • William Mayne

      William Mayne was a British writer of children s fiction Born in Hull, he was educated at the choir school attached to Canterbury Cathedral and his memories of that time contributed to his early books He lived most of his life in North Yorkshire.He was described as one of the outstanding children s authors of the 20th Century by the Oxford Companion to Children s Literature, and won the Carnegie Medal in 1957 for A Grass Rope and the Guardian Award in 1993 for Low Tide He has written than a hundred books, and is best known for his Choir School quartet comprising A Swarm in May, Choristers Cake, Cathedral Wednesday and Words and Music, and his Earthfasts trilogy comprising Earthfasts, Cradlefasts and Candlefasts, an unusual evocation of the King Arthur legend.A Swarm in May was filmed by the Children s Film Unit in 1983 and a five part television series of Earthfasts was broadcast by the BBC in 1994.William Mayne was imprisoned for two and a half years in 2004 after admitting to charges of child sexual abuse and was placed on the British sex offenders register His books were largely removed from shelves, and he died in disgrace in 2010.

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    • First of all, there are two main characters in this book. Rafe and Tawena, but Rafe gets the most attention in the book. Rafe is a young white boy and Tawena is a brave Indian girl. They both live in the same village, but Tawena lives in the tents and cabins at the end of the village. Together they went on a little adventure to see if they could see a bear. The weather turned bad, but they were still able to see a bear. They started running back after they saw the bear, but ended up getting in b [...]


    • Please consider reading about William Mayne before reading or recommending his books.A survival novel set in a time when Native Americans and white men lived different lives in different ways and were still uncomfortable with reach other's customs and ways of life, Mayne's 'Drift' is a story told in an interesting way and with a narrative voice that respects its young reader. I've not read anyone that writes so effortlessly without straining to subject their language to change for their readersh [...]


    • The book was okay it’s not really my type. In my opinion it needed more detail in the character's emotion. The author made it feel like I was there in the setting though that was a plus. The main setting was this little boy on a snowy, early spring morning. The main character is the little boy and his name is Rafe. The main conflicts of the story are Rafe and his friend v.s a Bear also Rafe is trying to get back to his village after he got dragged away. This novel connects to the unit theme be [...]


    • (Runner up winning review of the Summer Reading Grand Prize Drawing at the Casselberry branch)There are many books about Colonial children being kidnapped by or wondering off with Indians - This is a pretty good one. The story is told from both points of view - the white tee, who is mainly scared, and the Indians, who think he is noisy, stupid, and smells bad. In the end the white boy gains a clearer understanding of the Indian way of life, through he is still pretty clumsy and stupid from the I [...]



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