The Barren Grounds

David Robertson
J Roberts


Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A portal opens to another reality, Askí, bringing them onto frozen, barren grounds, where they meet Ochek (Fisher). But as the need for food becomes desperate, they embark on a dangerous mission. Accompanied by Arik, a sassy squirrel they catch stealing from the trapline, they try to save Misewa before the icy grip of winter freezes everything—including them.

If You Like Percy Jackson

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  • The Barren Grounds


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  • Maya and the Rising Dark


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  • Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good


  • The Guardian Test


  • The Dragon Warrior


  • Pilar Ramirez and the Escape From Zafa


  • Felice and the Wailing Woman


  • The Storm Keeper's Island


  • Winston Chu Vs. the Whimsies


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