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Soonchild

Author: Russell Hoban; Alexis Deacon
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Hoban; Alexis Deacon
ISBN: 9780763659202 0763659207
OCLC Number: 774490769
Description: 132 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Other Titles: Soon child
Responsibility: Russell Hoban ; illustrated by Alexis Deacon.

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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.

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Sixteen Face John has a problem; his unborn child, Soonchild, won't come out into the world because she cannot hear the World Songs, so Sixteen Face John must go on a quest to find them. Sixteen Face John gets help in his quest from the spirit world where he meets spirits tied to his past, his present,...
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