Join us for the first book of the CADY WHIRLWIND THUNDER MYSTERIES
Cady, a 13-year-old girl of Native American heritage, has experienced major changes in the past year-her father's marriage to a younger woman, a new baby brother, and a move from Minnesota to Michigan where she attends a reservation school for the first time. One school day, Cady finds an eagle feather on the floor outside a classroom and reports it to the principal. When thanking her for this act of honor, he tells her that a mystery might soon appear in her life. Later, Cady discovers and antique Indian beaded necklace hidden under the floor of her bedroom closet. Is this the mystery the principal predicted might appear? She consults with elders who tell her it is her "job" to find out why. Helping her are her new friends Irish, John Ray and a talking blue jay.
"I was enthralled by the story, its interesting characters, the mystery plot, the author's beautiful writing style spiced with wisdom and humor, and what I learned about tribal cultures and customs."
-- Christine DeSmet, author of The Fudge Shop Mysteries
"I LOVE IT. I could not put it down. I read the last few chapters slowly as possible the past few days because I was sad it was almost to the end of the book. I am looking forward to the next one."
-- Faye DG Auginaush, from the White Earth Ojibwe in MN & Hannahville MI Potawatomi.
"What a beautifully written story of a young Native American girl, Cady, and her search for love and answers. The author's descriptions and authentic dialogue will immerse the reader in Native American culture and history."
-- Gregory L. Renz, author of Beneath the Flames
"As the Director of the Crystal Falls District Community Library (MI), I highly recommend this book! It has mystery and adventure, with a hint of romance. I have bought this book for gifts, and it is just great. Ann Dallman can really write a tale for tween children that speaks to them on their level. Don't overthink it. Just put this in your cart now and buy it!"
-- Evelyn Gathu
"Cady is a beautifully drawn and very likeable character. Readers will feel lucky to have found Cady and accompanied her on a journey of self-discovery. Cady grows to appreciate how her people are much more in touch with the natural world, possess an ingrained sense of wonder, and a firm belief that nature in all its myriad forms communicates with them. Best of all they live in harmony with the natural world. And oh yes, this is a YA novel, but I defy anyone of any age to read a few pages and not become totally absorbed in Cady's life."
-- Tom Powers, Michigan In Books
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