Pemmican Wars (A Girl Called Echo)

Pemmican Wars (A Girl Called Echo)

Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Echo finds herself transported to another time and place?a bison hunt on the Saskatchewan prairie?a Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness w...

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Title:Pemmican Wars (A Girl Called Echo)
Author:Katherena Vermette
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1553796780
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:48 pages pages

Pemmican Wars (A Girl Called Echo) Reviews

  • Dan
    Jan 18, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

    Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Ech...

    ***I received an ARC from HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** Wow! I don't know why, but I often lump Canadian history in with the United States' during the periods of wagon trains and regular buffalo/bison hunt...

    This review was first published on my blog at https://dickenslibrary.blogspot.ca/20... Go there if you want to see some images from the book. A young Metis girl, Echo Desjardins, travels back in time to 1814. While there she learns about her Metis ancestry and how they were caught ...

    I've been reading through a great deal of content published by HighWater Press (as much as I can get from the local library, which has a fairly sizable collection), and of all the books I have read from them, this might be my favourite so far. A number of books I have read in 2018 s...

    This was such a strange but great reading experience for me. I'm Canadian, my mother is aboriginal, and I live almost exactly where this book takes place, in the manitoba prairies near the capital of Winnipeg, and while it's rare enough to read a book set in canada, I've never read...

    This graphic novel is a beautiful read. It is full of subtle diversity, like a LGBTQ teacher, a (foster?) sibiling in a wheel chair, and students from many different cultures represented at Echo's new school. We meet Echo on her first day at a new school when she slips into an altered ...

    Pemmican Wars by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, colour by Donovan Yaciuk Portage & Main Press HighWater Press Teens & YA Pub Date 01 Mar 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Pemmican Wars through Portage and Main Press and Netgalley: In this ...

    Pemmican Wars, the first graphic novel in the series A Girl Called Echo, introduces us to thirteen-year-old Echo, who is largely invisible in her classes and lives apart from her mother. The novel is rich with vivid artwork, and the author has clearly prioritized representation in her ...

    An almost captivating story about identity and a nearly forgotten piece of N. America's history. The story line is promising, and the premise is quite good; however I couldn't follow the narrative well or the history. The time jumps were a bit disorientating and I found it hard to ...

    Far too short, especially given the price-point (although I hope that at least translates into better paychecks for the author and artists!). I very much like the art, and the story so far as we get it here, just wish there were more of it. We barely get to start to know Echo, and her ...

    This book was too short. Though the story was a great beginning, I feel like it was only the first 1/4 of what should have been a whole story. The illustrations were beautiful but it didn't have very much text. I did appreciate the complicated feelings expressed about the idea of not k...

    I loved Katherena's novel "The Break" so I was interested to pick up her Graphic Novel - this is the story about a young girl separated from her mother, thrown in to a new school and environment where she doesn't fit in. She hears a story about Metis and the Pemmican Wars and is compel...

    Echo, a Métis girl, finds herself in a new school, a new home, and away from her mother. When she begins learning Métis history in one of her classes, she finds herself living the history, as if transported through time. The first book in the series offers readers a glimpse into Echo...

  • Mara
    Apr 18, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

    Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Ech...

    ***I received an ARC from HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** Wow! I don't know why, but I often lump Canadian history in with the United States' during the periods of wagon trains and regular buffalo/bison hunt...

    This review was first published on my blog at https://dickenslibrary.blogspot.ca/20... Go there if you want to see some images from the book. A young Metis girl, Echo Desjardins, travels back in time to 1814. While there she learns about her Metis ancestry and how they were caught ...

    I've been reading through a great deal of content published by HighWater Press (as much as I can get from the local library, which has a fairly sizable collection), and of all the books I have read from them, this might be my favourite so far. A number of books I have read in 2018 s...

    This was such a strange but great reading experience for me. I'm Canadian, my mother is aboriginal, and I live almost exactly where this book takes place, in the manitoba prairies near the capital of Winnipeg, and while it's rare enough to read a book set in canada, I've never read...

    This graphic novel is a beautiful read. It is full of subtle diversity, like a LGBTQ teacher, a (foster?) sibiling in a wheel chair, and students from many different cultures represented at Echo's new school. We meet Echo on her first day at a new school when she slips into an altered ...

  • Molly
    Apr 07, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

  • Kristy
    Mar 02, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

    Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Ech...

    ***I received an ARC from HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** Wow! I don't know why, but I often lump Canadian history in with the United States' during the periods of wagon trains and regular buffalo/bison hunt...

    This review was first published on my blog at https://dickenslibrary.blogspot.ca/20... Go there if you want to see some images from the book. A young Metis girl, Echo Desjardins, travels back in time to 1814. While there she learns about her Metis ancestry and how they were caught ...

    I've been reading through a great deal of content published by HighWater Press (as much as I can get from the local library, which has a fairly sizable collection), and of all the books I have read from them, this might be my favourite so far. A number of books I have read in 2018 s...

    This was such a strange but great reading experience for me. I'm Canadian, my mother is aboriginal, and I live almost exactly where this book takes place, in the manitoba prairies near the capital of Winnipeg, and while it's rare enough to read a book set in canada, I've never read...

    This graphic novel is a beautiful read. It is full of subtle diversity, like a LGBTQ teacher, a (foster?) sibiling in a wheel chair, and students from many different cultures represented at Echo's new school. We meet Echo on her first day at a new school when she slips into an altered ...

    Pemmican Wars by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, colour by Donovan Yaciuk Portage & Main Press HighWater Press Teens & YA Pub Date 01 Mar 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Pemmican Wars through Portage and Main Press and Netgalley: In this ...

    Pemmican Wars, the first graphic novel in the series A Girl Called Echo, introduces us to thirteen-year-old Echo, who is largely invisible in her classes and lives apart from her mother. The novel is rich with vivid artwork, and the author has clearly prioritized representation in her ...

    An almost captivating story about identity and a nearly forgotten piece of N. America's history. The story line is promising, and the premise is quite good; however I couldn't follow the narrative well or the history. The time jumps were a bit disorientating and I found it hard to ...

    Far too short, especially given the price-point (although I hope that at least translates into better paychecks for the author and artists!). I very much like the art, and the story so far as we get it here, just wish there were more of it. We barely get to start to know Echo, and her ...

    This book was too short. Though the story was a great beginning, I feel like it was only the first 1/4 of what should have been a whole story. The illustrations were beautiful but it didn't have very much text. I did appreciate the complicated feelings expressed about the idea of not k...

    I loved Katherena's novel "The Break" so I was interested to pick up her Graphic Novel - this is the story about a young girl separated from her mother, thrown in to a new school and environment where she doesn't fit in. She hears a story about Metis and the Pemmican Wars and is compel...

    Echo, a Métis girl, finds herself in a new school, a new home, and away from her mother. When she begins learning Métis history in one of her classes, she finds herself living the history, as if transported through time. The first book in the series offers readers a glimpse into Echo...

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a beautifully illustrated graphic novel about a thirteen-year-old girl adapting to a new foster home and a new school. On her first day of school, Echo is sitting in her history class learning about the Pemmican Wars when she is transported to 1814....

    Echo, a Metis teenager is in a new school and missing her mother. She time travels back to the time of the Pemmican wars and observes the Metis way of life and their struggles during the Battle of Frog Plains. Her loneliness is compounded with the loss of her culture as she moved robot...

    I rather enjoyed this, especially since I don't know that much about Canadian history. I'm glad this is the first in the series, though, because it was on the short side and I'd love to get more on Echo, why she can travel back in time, what other events in Métis history will she expe...

  • Sky Rose Reviews
    Feb 26, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

  • Cheriee Weichel
    Mar 24, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

    Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Ech...

    ***I received an ARC from HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** Wow! I don't know why, but I often lump Canadian history in with the United States' during the periods of wagon trains and regular buffalo/bison hunt...

    This review was first published on my blog at https://dickenslibrary.blogspot.ca/20... Go there if you want to see some images from the book. A young Metis girl, Echo Desjardins, travels back in time to 1814. While there she learns about her Metis ancestry and how they were caught ...

  • Laura (ローラ)
    Feb 17, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

  • -RadioActiveBookWorm-
    Dec 20, 2017

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

  • Michelle Kidwell
    Feb 14, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

    Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Ech...

    ***I received an ARC from HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** Wow! I don't know why, but I often lump Canadian history in with the United States' during the periods of wagon trains and regular buffalo/bison hunt...

    This review was first published on my blog at https://dickenslibrary.blogspot.ca/20... Go there if you want to see some images from the book. A young Metis girl, Echo Desjardins, travels back in time to 1814. While there she learns about her Metis ancestry and how they were caught ...

    I've been reading through a great deal of content published by HighWater Press (as much as I can get from the local library, which has a fairly sizable collection), and of all the books I have read from them, this might be my favourite so far. A number of books I have read in 2018 s...

    This was such a strange but great reading experience for me. I'm Canadian, my mother is aboriginal, and I live almost exactly where this book takes place, in the manitoba prairies near the capital of Winnipeg, and while it's rare enough to read a book set in canada, I've never read...

    This graphic novel is a beautiful read. It is full of subtle diversity, like a LGBTQ teacher, a (foster?) sibiling in a wheel chair, and students from many different cultures represented at Echo's new school. We meet Echo on her first day at a new school when she slips into an altered ...

    Pemmican Wars by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, colour by Donovan Yaciuk Portage & Main Press HighWater Press Teens & YA Pub Date 01 Mar 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Pemmican Wars through Portage and Main Press and Netgalley: In this ...

  • Ronnie Stephens
    Feb 08, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

    Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Ech...

    ***I received an ARC from HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** Wow! I don't know why, but I often lump Canadian history in with the United States' during the periods of wagon trains and regular buffalo/bison hunt...

    This review was first published on my blog at https://dickenslibrary.blogspot.ca/20... Go there if you want to see some images from the book. A young Metis girl, Echo Desjardins, travels back in time to 1814. While there she learns about her Metis ancestry and how they were caught ...

    I've been reading through a great deal of content published by HighWater Press (as much as I can get from the local library, which has a fairly sizable collection), and of all the books I have read from them, this might be my favourite so far. A number of books I have read in 2018 s...

    This was such a strange but great reading experience for me. I'm Canadian, my mother is aboriginal, and I live almost exactly where this book takes place, in the manitoba prairies near the capital of Winnipeg, and while it's rare enough to read a book set in canada, I've never read...

    This graphic novel is a beautiful read. It is full of subtle diversity, like a LGBTQ teacher, a (foster?) sibiling in a wheel chair, and students from many different cultures represented at Echo's new school. We meet Echo on her first day at a new school when she slips into an altered ...

    Pemmican Wars by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, colour by Donovan Yaciuk Portage & Main Press HighWater Press Teens & YA Pub Date 01 Mar 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Pemmican Wars through Portage and Main Press and Netgalley: In this ...

    Pemmican Wars, the first graphic novel in the series A Girl Called Echo, introduces us to thirteen-year-old Echo, who is largely invisible in her classes and lives apart from her mother. The novel is rich with vivid artwork, and the author has clearly prioritized representation in her ...

  • Katrina
    Jan 24, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

  • Hannah
    Jan 20, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

    Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Ech...

    ***I received an ARC from HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** Wow! I don't know why, but I often lump Canadian history in with the United States' during the periods of wagon trains and regular buffalo/bison hunt...

  • Lydia
    Mar 21, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

  • Lorisia
    Jan 02, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

  • Elizabeth
    Mar 02, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

    Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Ech...

    ***I received an ARC from HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** Wow! I don't know why, but I often lump Canadian history in with the United States' during the periods of wagon trains and regular buffalo/bison hunt...

    This review was first published on my blog at https://dickenslibrary.blogspot.ca/20... Go there if you want to see some images from the book. A young Metis girl, Echo Desjardins, travels back in time to 1814. While there she learns about her Metis ancestry and how they were caught ...

    I've been reading through a great deal of content published by HighWater Press (as much as I can get from the local library, which has a fairly sizable collection), and of all the books I have read from them, this might be my favourite so far. A number of books I have read in 2018 s...

  • Cassie
    Mar 02, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

  • Cee
    Feb 23, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

    Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Ech...

    ***I received an ARC from HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** Wow! I don't know why, but I often lump Canadian history in with the United States' during the periods of wagon trains and regular buffalo/bison hunt...

    This review was first published on my blog at https://dickenslibrary.blogspot.ca/20... Go there if you want to see some images from the book. A young Metis girl, Echo Desjardins, travels back in time to 1814. While there she learns about her Metis ancestry and how they were caught ...

    I've been reading through a great deal of content published by HighWater Press (as much as I can get from the local library, which has a fairly sizable collection), and of all the books I have read from them, this might be my favourite so far. A number of books I have read in 2018 s...

    This was such a strange but great reading experience for me. I'm Canadian, my mother is aboriginal, and I live almost exactly where this book takes place, in the manitoba prairies near the capital of Winnipeg, and while it's rare enough to read a book set in canada, I've never read...

    This graphic novel is a beautiful read. It is full of subtle diversity, like a LGBTQ teacher, a (foster?) sibiling in a wheel chair, and students from many different cultures represented at Echo's new school. We meet Echo on her first day at a new school when she slips into an altered ...

    Pemmican Wars by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, colour by Donovan Yaciuk Portage & Main Press HighWater Press Teens & YA Pub Date 01 Mar 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Pemmican Wars through Portage and Main Press and Netgalley: In this ...

    Pemmican Wars, the first graphic novel in the series A Girl Called Echo, introduces us to thirteen-year-old Echo, who is largely invisible in her classes and lives apart from her mother. The novel is rich with vivid artwork, and the author has clearly prioritized representation in her ...

    An almost captivating story about identity and a nearly forgotten piece of N. America's history. The story line is promising, and the premise is quite good; however I couldn't follow the narrative well or the history. The time jumps were a bit disorientating and I found it hard to ...

    Far too short, especially given the price-point (although I hope that at least translates into better paychecks for the author and artists!). I very much like the art, and the story so far as we get it here, just wish there were more of it. We barely get to start to know Echo, and her ...

    This book was too short. Though the story was a great beginning, I feel like it was only the first 1/4 of what should have been a whole story. The illustrations were beautiful but it didn't have very much text. I did appreciate the complicated feelings expressed about the idea of not k...

    I loved Katherena's novel "The Break" so I was interested to pick up her Graphic Novel - this is the story about a young girl separated from her mother, thrown in to a new school and environment where she doesn't fit in. She hears a story about Metis and the Pemmican Wars and is compel...

    Echo, a Métis girl, finds herself in a new school, a new home, and away from her mother. When she begins learning Métis history in one of her classes, she finds herself living the history, as if transported through time. The first book in the series offers readers a glimpse into Echo...

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a beautifully illustrated graphic novel about a thirteen-year-old girl adapting to a new foster home and a new school. On her first day of school, Echo is sitting in her history class learning about the Pemmican Wars when she is transported to 1814....

    Echo, a Metis teenager is in a new school and missing her mother. She time travels back to the time of the Pemmican wars and observes the Metis way of life and their struggles during the Battle of Frog Plains. Her loneliness is compounded with the loss of her culture as she moved robot...

  • Erin
    Feb 18, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

  • MeggieBree
    Apr 26, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

  • Maggie Gordon
    Mar 26, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

  • Frederic
    Mar 07, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

    Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Ech...

    ***I received an ARC from HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** Wow! I don't know why, but I often lump Canadian history in with the United States' during the periods of wagon trains and regular buffalo/bison hunt...

    This review was first published on my blog at https://dickenslibrary.blogspot.ca/20... Go there if you want to see some images from the book. A young Metis girl, Echo Desjardins, travels back in time to 1814. While there she learns about her Metis ancestry and how they were caught ...

    I've been reading through a great deal of content published by HighWater Press (as much as I can get from the local library, which has a fairly sizable collection), and of all the books I have read from them, this might be my favourite so far. A number of books I have read in 2018 s...

    This was such a strange but great reading experience for me. I'm Canadian, my mother is aboriginal, and I live almost exactly where this book takes place, in the manitoba prairies near the capital of Winnipeg, and while it's rare enough to read a book set in canada, I've never read...

    This graphic novel is a beautiful read. It is full of subtle diversity, like a LGBTQ teacher, a (foster?) sibiling in a wheel chair, and students from many different cultures represented at Echo's new school. We meet Echo on her first day at a new school when she slips into an altered ...

    Pemmican Wars by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, colour by Donovan Yaciuk Portage & Main Press HighWater Press Teens & YA Pub Date 01 Mar 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Pemmican Wars through Portage and Main Press and Netgalley: In this ...

    Pemmican Wars, the first graphic novel in the series A Girl Called Echo, introduces us to thirteen-year-old Echo, who is largely invisible in her classes and lives apart from her mother. The novel is rich with vivid artwork, and the author has clearly prioritized representation in her ...

    An almost captivating story about identity and a nearly forgotten piece of N. America's history. The story line is promising, and the premise is quite good; however I couldn't follow the narrative well or the history. The time jumps were a bit disorientating and I found it hard to ...

    Far too short, especially given the price-point (although I hope that at least translates into better paychecks for the author and artists!). I very much like the art, and the story so far as we get it here, just wish there were more of it. We barely get to start to know Echo, and her ...

  • Benjamin
    May 04, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

    Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Ech...

    ***I received an ARC from HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** Wow! I don't know why, but I often lump Canadian history in with the United States' during the periods of wagon trains and regular buffalo/bison hunt...

    This review was first published on my blog at https://dickenslibrary.blogspot.ca/20... Go there if you want to see some images from the book. A young Metis girl, Echo Desjardins, travels back in time to 1814. While there she learns about her Metis ancestry and how they were caught ...

    I've been reading through a great deal of content published by HighWater Press (as much as I can get from the local library, which has a fairly sizable collection), and of all the books I have read from them, this might be my favourite so far. A number of books I have read in 2018 s...

    This was such a strange but great reading experience for me. I'm Canadian, my mother is aboriginal, and I live almost exactly where this book takes place, in the manitoba prairies near the capital of Winnipeg, and while it's rare enough to read a book set in canada, I've never read...

    This graphic novel is a beautiful read. It is full of subtle diversity, like a LGBTQ teacher, a (foster?) sibiling in a wheel chair, and students from many different cultures represented at Echo's new school. We meet Echo on her first day at a new school when she slips into an altered ...

    Pemmican Wars by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, colour by Donovan Yaciuk Portage & Main Press HighWater Press Teens & YA Pub Date 01 Mar 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Pemmican Wars through Portage and Main Press and Netgalley: In this ...

    Pemmican Wars, the first graphic novel in the series A Girl Called Echo, introduces us to thirteen-year-old Echo, who is largely invisible in her classes and lives apart from her mother. The novel is rich with vivid artwork, and the author has clearly prioritized representation in her ...

    An almost captivating story about identity and a nearly forgotten piece of N. America's history. The story line is promising, and the premise is quite good; however I couldn't follow the narrative well or the history. The time jumps were a bit disorientating and I found it hard to ...

  • Ana Rînceanu
    Jan 04, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

  • Kaitlyn Balsamides
    Feb 18, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

    Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Ech...

    ***I received an ARC from HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** Wow! I don't know why, but I often lump Canadian history in with the United States' during the periods of wagon trains and regular buffalo/bison hunt...

    This review was first published on my blog at https://dickenslibrary.blogspot.ca/20... Go there if you want to see some images from the book. A young Metis girl, Echo Desjardins, travels back in time to 1814. While there she learns about her Metis ancestry and how they were caught ...

    I've been reading through a great deal of content published by HighWater Press (as much as I can get from the local library, which has a fairly sizable collection), and of all the books I have read from them, this might be my favourite so far. A number of books I have read in 2018 s...

    This was such a strange but great reading experience for me. I'm Canadian, my mother is aboriginal, and I live almost exactly where this book takes place, in the manitoba prairies near the capital of Winnipeg, and while it's rare enough to read a book set in canada, I've never read...

    This graphic novel is a beautiful read. It is full of subtle diversity, like a LGBTQ teacher, a (foster?) sibiling in a wheel chair, and students from many different cultures represented at Echo's new school. We meet Echo on her first day at a new school when she slips into an altered ...

    Pemmican Wars by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, colour by Donovan Yaciuk Portage & Main Press HighWater Press Teens & YA Pub Date 01 Mar 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Pemmican Wars through Portage and Main Press and Netgalley: In this ...

    Pemmican Wars, the first graphic novel in the series A Girl Called Echo, introduces us to thirteen-year-old Echo, who is largely invisible in her classes and lives apart from her mother. The novel is rich with vivid artwork, and the author has clearly prioritized representation in her ...

    An almost captivating story about identity and a nearly forgotten piece of N. America's history. The story line is promising, and the premise is quite good; however I couldn't follow the narrative well or the history. The time jumps were a bit disorientating and I found it hard to ...

    Far too short, especially given the price-point (although I hope that at least translates into better paychecks for the author and artists!). I very much like the art, and the story so far as we get it here, just wish there were more of it. We barely get to start to know Echo, and her ...

    This book was too short. Though the story was a great beginning, I feel like it was only the first 1/4 of what should have been a whole story. The illustrations were beautiful but it didn't have very much text. I did appreciate the complicated feelings expressed about the idea of not k...

    I loved Katherena's novel "The Break" so I was interested to pick up her Graphic Novel - this is the story about a young girl separated from her mother, thrown in to a new school and environment where she doesn't fit in. She hears a story about Metis and the Pemmican Wars and is compel...

    Echo, a Métis girl, finds herself in a new school, a new home, and away from her mother. When she begins learning Métis history in one of her classes, she finds herself living the history, as if transported through time. The first book in the series offers readers a glimpse into Echo...

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a beautifully illustrated graphic novel about a thirteen-year-old girl adapting to a new foster home and a new school. On her first day of school, Echo is sitting in her history class learning about the Pemmican Wars when she is transported to 1814....

  • Livia
    May 11, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

    Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Ech...

    ***I received an ARC from HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** Wow! I don't know why, but I often lump Canadian history in with the United States' during the periods of wagon trains and regular buffalo/bison hunt...

    This review was first published on my blog at https://dickenslibrary.blogspot.ca/20... Go there if you want to see some images from the book. A young Metis girl, Echo Desjardins, travels back in time to 1814. While there she learns about her Metis ancestry and how they were caught ...

    I've been reading through a great deal of content published by HighWater Press (as much as I can get from the local library, which has a fairly sizable collection), and of all the books I have read from them, this might be my favourite so far. A number of books I have read in 2018 s...

    This was such a strange but great reading experience for me. I'm Canadian, my mother is aboriginal, and I live almost exactly where this book takes place, in the manitoba prairies near the capital of Winnipeg, and while it's rare enough to read a book set in canada, I've never read...

  • Renee
    Mar 01, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

    Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Ech...

    ***I received an ARC from HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** Wow! I don't know why, but I often lump Canadian history in with the United States' during the periods of wagon trains and regular buffalo/bison hunt...

    This review was first published on my blog at https://dickenslibrary.blogspot.ca/20... Go there if you want to see some images from the book. A young Metis girl, Echo Desjardins, travels back in time to 1814. While there she learns about her Metis ancestry and how they were caught ...

    I've been reading through a great deal of content published by HighWater Press (as much as I can get from the local library, which has a fairly sizable collection), and of all the books I have read from them, this might be my favourite so far. A number of books I have read in 2018 s...

    This was such a strange but great reading experience for me. I'm Canadian, my mother is aboriginal, and I live almost exactly where this book takes place, in the manitoba prairies near the capital of Winnipeg, and while it's rare enough to read a book set in canada, I've never read...

    This graphic novel is a beautiful read. It is full of subtle diversity, like a LGBTQ teacher, a (foster?) sibiling in a wheel chair, and students from many different cultures represented at Echo's new school. We meet Echo on her first day at a new school when she slips into an altered ...

    Pemmican Wars by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, colour by Donovan Yaciuk Portage & Main Press HighWater Press Teens & YA Pub Date 01 Mar 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Pemmican Wars through Portage and Main Press and Netgalley: In this ...

    Pemmican Wars, the first graphic novel in the series A Girl Called Echo, introduces us to thirteen-year-old Echo, who is largely invisible in her classes and lives apart from her mother. The novel is rich with vivid artwork, and the author has clearly prioritized representation in her ...

    An almost captivating story about identity and a nearly forgotten piece of N. America's history. The story line is promising, and the premise is quite good; however I couldn't follow the narrative well or the history. The time jumps were a bit disorientating and I found it hard to ...

    Far too short, especially given the price-point (although I hope that at least translates into better paychecks for the author and artists!). I very much like the art, and the story so far as we get it here, just wish there were more of it. We barely get to start to know Echo, and her ...

    This book was too short. Though the story was a great beginning, I feel like it was only the first 1/4 of what should have been a whole story. The illustrations were beautiful but it didn't have very much text. I did appreciate the complicated feelings expressed about the idea of not k...

    I loved Katherena's novel "The Break" so I was interested to pick up her Graphic Novel - this is the story about a young girl separated from her mother, thrown in to a new school and environment where she doesn't fit in. She hears a story about Metis and the Pemmican Wars and is compel...

  • Victoria Peipert
    Dec 30, 2017

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

  • Janet Slipak
    Feb 06, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

    Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Ech...

  • Laura Beam
    Apr 15, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

    Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Ech...

    ***I received an ARC from HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** Wow! I don't know why, but I often lump Canadian history in with the United States' during the periods of wagon trains and regular buffalo/bison hunt...

    This review was first published on my blog at https://dickenslibrary.blogspot.ca/20... Go there if you want to see some images from the book. A young Metis girl, Echo Desjardins, travels back in time to 1814. While there she learns about her Metis ancestry and how they were caught ...

    I've been reading through a great deal of content published by HighWater Press (as much as I can get from the local library, which has a fairly sizable collection), and of all the books I have read from them, this might be my favourite so far. A number of books I have read in 2018 s...

    This was such a strange but great reading experience for me. I'm Canadian, my mother is aboriginal, and I live almost exactly where this book takes place, in the manitoba prairies near the capital of Winnipeg, and while it's rare enough to read a book set in canada, I've never read...

    This graphic novel is a beautiful read. It is full of subtle diversity, like a LGBTQ teacher, a (foster?) sibiling in a wheel chair, and students from many different cultures represented at Echo's new school. We meet Echo on her first day at a new school when she slips into an altered ...

    Pemmican Wars by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, colour by Donovan Yaciuk Portage & Main Press HighWater Press Teens & YA Pub Date 01 Mar 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Pemmican Wars through Portage and Main Press and Netgalley: In this ...

    Pemmican Wars, the first graphic novel in the series A Girl Called Echo, introduces us to thirteen-year-old Echo, who is largely invisible in her classes and lives apart from her mother. The novel is rich with vivid artwork, and the author has clearly prioritized representation in her ...

    An almost captivating story about identity and a nearly forgotten piece of N. America's history. The story line is promising, and the premise is quite good; however I couldn't follow the narrative well or the history. The time jumps were a bit disorientating and I found it hard to ...

    Far too short, especially given the price-point (although I hope that at least translates into better paychecks for the author and artists!). I very much like the art, and the story so far as we get it here, just wish there were more of it. We barely get to start to know Echo, and her ...

    This book was too short. Though the story was a great beginning, I feel like it was only the first 1/4 of what should have been a whole story. The illustrations were beautiful but it didn't have very much text. I did appreciate the complicated feelings expressed about the idea of not k...

  • Katie
    May 14, 2018

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

    Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Ech...

    ***I received an ARC from HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** Wow! I don't know why, but I often lump Canadian history in with the United States' during the periods of wagon trains and regular buffalo/bison hunt...

    This review was first published on my blog at https://dickenslibrary.blogspot.ca/20... Go there if you want to see some images from the book. A young Metis girl, Echo Desjardins, travels back in time to 1814. While there she learns about her Metis ancestry and how they were caught ...

    I've been reading through a great deal of content published by HighWater Press (as much as I can get from the local library, which has a fairly sizable collection), and of all the books I have read from them, this might be my favourite so far. A number of books I have read in 2018 s...

    This was such a strange but great reading experience for me. I'm Canadian, my mother is aboriginal, and I live almost exactly where this book takes place, in the manitoba prairies near the capital of Winnipeg, and while it's rare enough to read a book set in canada, I've never read...

    This graphic novel is a beautiful read. It is full of subtle diversity, like a LGBTQ teacher, a (foster?) sibiling in a wheel chair, and students from many different cultures represented at Echo's new school. We meet Echo on her first day at a new school when she slips into an altered ...

    Pemmican Wars by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, colour by Donovan Yaciuk Portage & Main Press HighWater Press Teens & YA Pub Date 01 Mar 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Pemmican Wars through Portage and Main Press and Netgalley: In this ...

    Pemmican Wars, the first graphic novel in the series A Girl Called Echo, introduces us to thirteen-year-old Echo, who is largely invisible in her classes and lives apart from her mother. The novel is rich with vivid artwork, and the author has clearly prioritized representation in her ...

    An almost captivating story about identity and a nearly forgotten piece of N. America's history. The story line is promising, and the premise is quite good; however I couldn't follow the narrative well or the history. The time jumps were a bit disorientating and I found it hard to ...

    Far too short, especially given the price-point (although I hope that at least translates into better paychecks for the author and artists!). I very much like the art, and the story so far as we get it here, just wish there were more of it. We barely get to start to know Echo, and her ...

    This book was too short. Though the story was a great beginning, I feel like it was only the first 1/4 of what should have been a whole story. The illustrations were beautiful but it didn't have very much text. I did appreciate the complicated feelings expressed about the idea of not k...

    I loved Katherena's novel "The Break" so I was interested to pick up her Graphic Novel - this is the story about a young girl separated from her mother, thrown in to a new school and environment where she doesn't fit in. She hears a story about Metis and the Pemmican Wars and is compel...

    Echo, a Métis girl, finds herself in a new school, a new home, and away from her mother. When she begins learning Métis history in one of her classes, she finds herself living the history, as if transported through time. The first book in the series offers readers a glimpse into Echo...

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a beautifully illustrated graphic novel about a thirteen-year-old girl adapting to a new foster home and a new school. On her first day of school, Echo is sitting in her history class learning about the Pemmican Wars when she is transported to 1814....

    Echo, a Metis teenager is in a new school and missing her mother. She time travels back to the time of the Pemmican wars and observes the Metis way of life and their struggles during the Battle of Frog Plains. Her loneliness is compounded with the loss of her culture as she moved robot...

    I rather enjoyed this, especially since I don't know that much about Canadian history. I'm glad this is the first in the series, though, because it was on the short side and I'd love to get more on Echo, why she can travel back in time, what other events in Métis history will she expe...

    This is a beautiful graphic novel and I can see a lot of potential for the upcoming volumes. I love Katherena Vermette's work and hope that we will get to see more of Echo's character and as she explores her family and culture. This definitely feels like an introductory piece, so I am ...