Thursday, January 24, 2019

A Way of His Own by T.A Dyer

A Way of His Own by T.A Dyer was published in 1981. This book reminds me of Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel only written for middle grade instead of adults. The story follows an ancient family. Shutok, the main character, has some type of physical injury that makes it hard for him to walk. His back and legs ache all the time, and often when his family travels, he has to crawl. Because his family migrates to where they can find game, he is often traveling alone.

His family sees his ailment as an evil spirit, and they don't want that evil spirit to infect them and plan to abandon him. Shutok must find a way to save his own life because of the belief system of his family. Shutok finds an unexpected friend in a captured slave from another clan, and with her help, he may survive his family's superstitions.

Read to a child today even if that child is you.

Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.

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