A distant enemy

Book Cover
Average Rating
Lodestar Books/Dutton,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.
Facing changes in his southwestern Alaska village, a part Yupik Eskimo teenager discovers how to reconcile two different worlds.His white father left Joseph's Yup'ik mother and family years ago, and the fourteen-year-old boy is angry -- not only with his father but with the Fish and Game officials who have posted laws he does not wish to obey. Why can't he continue with the old ways of fishing and hunting that his grandfather has taught him? Difficulties mount for the hostile adolescent as he lashes out against his perceived enemies and then spreads false rumors about the new white teacher in his high school. To his surprise, Elena, a talky girl whom he dislikes, becomes his friend, but his lies begin to backfire until he is rescued from a blinding snowstorm by the very teacher he has vilified. Adolescent turbulence, vivid nature descriptions, and details of daily life are skillfully combined in this well-crafted first novel.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Accelerated Reader:
Level 5.8, 7 Points
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID f778367a-6c12-765a-34fe-f75c6187f391
Grouping Title distant enemy
Grouping Author vanasse deb
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-10 01:06:21AM
Last Indexed 2019-03-20 03:30:11AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 7
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.8
author Vanasse, Deb.
author_display Vanasse, Deb
available_at_aspen ASD Middle School Lib.
detailed_location_aspen ASD Middle School Lib.
display_description Fourteen-year-old Joseph, part Yupik Eskimo and part white, struggles to maintain his people's ancient culture as the western world encroaches on his Alaska village.
format_aspen Book
format_category_aspen Books
id f778367a-6c12-765a-34fe-f75c6187f391
isbn 9780525675495
item_details ils:.b11297487|.i25683706|ASD Middle School Lib.|FIC VAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||admi||
itype_aspen Book
last_indexed 2019-03-20T09:30:11.333Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_aspen FIC VAN
owning_library_aspen Aspen School District
owning_location_aspen ASD Middle School Lib.
primary_isbn 9780525675495
publishDate 1997
record_details ils:.b11297487|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Lodestar Books/Dutton,|[1997]|179 pages ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b11297487 .i25683706 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
subject_facet Alaska -- Juvenile fiction, Eskimos -- Ethnic identity -- Juvenile fiction, Fiction, Yupik Eskimos -- Ethnic identity -- Juvenile fiction
title_display A distant enemy
title_full A distant enemy / Deb Vanasse
title_short A distant enemy
topic_facet Eskimos, Ethnic identity, Yupik Eskimos