Ivory Carver Trilogy

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Ivory Carver Trilogy
Mother Earth Father Sky
My Sister the Moon
Brother Wind
Author Sue Harrison
Cover artist Mel Grant
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fiction, young adult
Publisher Avon Books
Published 1990 - 1994
Media type Print, ebook, audiobook
No. of books 3

The Ivory Carver Trilogy is a trilogy by Sue Harrison that focuses on prehistoric Aleut tribes.[1][2][3] The first book, Mother Earth Father Sky,[4][5] was published in 1990 and was followed up with My Sister the Moon (1992) and Brother Wind (1994).[6]

Mother Earth Father Sky[edit]

Mother Earth Father Sky is the first novel in in the trilogy. In this novel, Chagak's tribe is attacked by a warlike tribe, including Man-Who-Kills, who rapes her and is subsequently killed, but becomes the father of her child, Samiq, who becomes an important character in the subsequent novels. It was chosen among the Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association in 1991 and was a Main Selection of the Literary Guild Book Club.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

The Los Angeles Times wrote a mixed review for Mother Earth Father Sky, stating that "the beginning of civilization is still a great story" but criticized the work for being too overly detailed to the point where it interrupted the book's flow.[7]

Books[edit]

  • Mother Earth Father Sky (1990)[8] According to WorldCat, the book is held in 2943 libraries [9] Also translated into Spanish as Madre tierra, padre cielom into French as Ma mère la terre, mon père le ciel and into German as Vater Himmel, Mutter Erde [9]
  • My Sister the Moon (1992)[10][11][12] According to WorldCat, the book is held in 1974 libraries [9] Alsdo translated into Spanish as Mi hermana la luna and into French as Ma soeur la Lune .
  • Brother Wind (1994)[13][14] According to WorldCat, the book is held in 1538 libraries.[9] Also translated into Spanish as Mi hermano el viento.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doubleday aims for the earth and sky with first novel (1990)". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 20 August 2014. Subscription or UK public library membership required
  2. ^ Johnson, George. "New & Noteworthy - Mother Earth Father Sky (1991)". New York Times. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ice Age Roots - Mother Earth Father Sky) (1990)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ilyas (1992). "Mother Earth Father Sky (review) (1992)". Environmentalist 12 (2): 144–145. doi:10.1007/BF01266553. Retrieved 19 August 2014. Subscription or UK public library membership required
  5. ^ "Mother Earth Father Sky (review) (1990)". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  6. ^ WorldCat Item entry"A special three-in-one edition of Sue Harrison's mythic and memorable Ivory Carver Trilogy"
  7. ^ See, Carolyn. "BOOK REVIEW : A Woman's Tale of Long Ago (1990) : MOTHER EARTH, FATHER SKY by Sue Harrison". LA Times. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Mills, Beth Ann. "Mother Earth Father Sky (review) (1990)". Library Journal. Retrieved 20 August 2014. Subscription or UK public library membership required
  9. ^ a b c d WorldCat identities
  10. ^ "My Sister the Moon (review) (1992)". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "My Sister the Moon (1992)". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  12. ^ Craig, Jacqueline. "Book review: Adult books for young adults (1992)". School Library Journal review of My Sister, the Moon (1992). Retrieved 20 August 2014. Subscription or UK public library membership required
  13. ^ "Brother Wind (review) (1994)". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Brother Wind (review) (1994)". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 

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