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Soonchild

Hoban, Russell (Book - 2012 )
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In the cold north, when Sixteen-Face John, a shaman, learns that his first child, a soonchild, cannot hear the World Songs that inspire all newborns from their mother's wombs, he sets out on a quest that takes him through many lifetimes and many shape-shifts, as well as encounters with beasts, demons and a mysterious benevolent owl spirit, Ukpika, who is linked to John's past.
Authors: Hoban, Russell
Title: Soonchild
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick, 2012.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Characteristics: 132 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Summary: In the cold north, when Sixteen-Face John, a shaman, learns that his first child, a soonchild, cannot hear the World Songs that inspire all newborns from their mother's wombs, he sets out on a quest that takes him through many lifetimes and many shape-shifts, as well as encounters with beasts, demons and a mysterious benevolent owl spirit, Ukpika, who is linked to John's past.
Additional Contributors: Deacon, Alexis
Alternate Title: Soon child
ISBN: 0763659207
9780763659202
Statement of Responsibility: Russell Hoban ; illustrated by Alexis Deacon
Subject Headings: Arctic regions Fiction. Eskimos Fiction. Inuit Fiction. Pregnancy Fiction. Father and child Fiction. Supernatural Fiction. Shamans Fiction.
Topical Term: Eskimos
Inuit
Pregnancy
Father and child
Supernatural
Shamans
LCCN: 2011048373
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