The Curse of the Wendigo: An Agate and Buck Adventure
The Curse of the Wendigo: An Agate and Buck Adventure

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Annotation: In 1898, Buck and Agate go into the Canadian wilderness searching for their missing parents and find themselves in the middle of a life-and-death battle with the shape-shifting Wendigo and the even more evil Coyote.
Catalog Number: #8667
Format: Library Binding
No other formats available
Special Formats: High Low High Low
Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Copyright Date: 2007
Edition Date: 2007
Illustrator: Garvey, Brann,
Pages: 105 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-598-89066-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-598-89066-2
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2006007684
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up-Buck, 16, and his 10-year-old sister, Agate, set out to rescue their parents, who have disappeared into the 1898 Canadian wilderness. To make matters worse, they are pursued by the mysterious Wendigo, a mythical creature that feeds on human flesh. When they are aided by a group of Majictaw sworn to defeat the Wendigo and Coyote, the father of all evil, the siblings realize that their parents, and ultimately they themselves, are far more than they appear. This hi/lo book is brimming with engaging features: enticing cover art; an easy reading level; and a high-interest plot filled with curses, swordplay, and macabre adventures. Sketchy black-and-white illustrations add to the sinister mood. However, characterization takes a backseat to these features. The historical backdrop contributes little to the story and isn't mentioned past the initial chapters. In fact, the characters seem so modern that less savvy readers might miss the historical context altogether. Lots of end matter (discussion questions, writing prompts, and instructions for using Facthound) give the book an institutional look. While these elements may put off more advanced readers, reluctant readers will find it hard to resist Wendigo.-H. H. Henderson, Heritage Middle School, Deltona, FL Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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School Library Journal
Word Count: 10,470
Reading Level: 4.1
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.1 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 109666 / grade: Middle Grades
Lexile: 620L
Guided Reading Level: T
Fountas & Pinnell: T

Agate and Buck set out on a spine-tingling adventure through the haunted Canadian woods to track down their missing parents. An ancient curse is set in motion and soon the pair are being hunted, by a shape-shifting creature called the Wendigo.

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