Reading the BonesBook - 2008
Short-listed for the 2009 Silver Birch Award, commended for the 2009 Best Books for Kids & Teens
Due to circumstances beyond her control, 12-year-old Peggy Henderson has to move to the quiet town of Crescent Beach, British Columbia, to live with her aunt and uncle. Without a father and separated from her mother, who's looking for work, Peggy feels her unhappiness increasing until the day she and her uncle start digging a pond in the backyard and she realizes the rock she's been trying to pry from the ground is really a human skull.
Peggy eventually learns that her home and the entire seaside town were built on top of a 5000-year-old Coast Salish fishing village. With the help of an elderly archaeologist, a woman named Eddy, Peggy comes to know the ancient storyteller buried in her yard in a way that few others can - by reading the bones.
As life with her aunt becomes more and more unbearable, Peggy looks to the old Salish man from the past for help and answers.
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While Peggy is digging a pond in her backyard, she discovers a skull. An expert archaeologist then comes and begins to "Read the Bones". As life goes on, her life becomes more and more unbareable because of her Aunt. Peggy makes a friend, Mrs.Hobbs who is helping her to make a necklace for Peggy's mother.
while digging in her backyard, peggy finds a skull. she then finds out that long time ago, there was a burial ground there.
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