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Author Lerangis, Peter.

Title Smiler's bones / Peter Lerangis.

Publication Info. New York : Scholastic Press, 2005.

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Location Call No. Status
 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Children's Department  JF LER    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Children's Fiction  j-BER    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Children's Department  J LERANGIS    Check Shelf
Edition First Orchard Books edition.
Description 147 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-147).
Summary In 1897, Robert Peary took six Eskimos from their homes and "presented" them to the American Museum of Natural History in New York as a living exhibit. Two of them were father and son: Qisuk ("Smiler") and Minik. This is Minik's story. In 1897, famed explorer Robert Peary took six Eskimos from their homes in Greenland to be "presented" to the American Museum of Natural History. Among the six were a father and a son. Soon, four were dead, including the father (whose bones, unbeknownst to the son, were put on display). One returned to Greenland. And the other -- the young boy -- remained, the only Eskimo in New York for twelve years. His name was Minik. This is his story. A story of lies and deceptions. A story about the price of exploration. A story about discovering the truth of a culture.
In 1897, Robert Peary took six Eskimos from their homes and "presented" them to the American Museum of Natural History in New York as a living exhibit. Two of them were father and son: Qisuk ("Smiler") and Minik. This is Minik's story.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.7 4.0 86675.
Subject Wallace, Minik, 1890 or 1891-1918 -- Fiction.
Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920 -- Fiction.
American Museum of Natural History -- Fiction.
Fathers -- Death -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Arctic regions -- Fiction.
Polar Eskimos -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Biographical fiction, American.
Historical fiction, American -- Juvenile fiction.
ISBN 0439344859 hardcover
9780439344852 hardcover
Standard No. 9780439344852
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