HarperCollins (1987), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 160 pages
Billie Wind ventures out alone into the Florida Everglades to test the legends of her Indian ancestors and learns the importance of listening to the earth's vital messages.
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160 p.; 7.77 inches
0064402126 / 9780064402125
Billie Wind, a thirteen-year-old Seminole girl, questions the validity and usefulness of Seminole legends about talking animals and earth spirits in contrast to the scientific knowledge she has learned in school. As punishment by the Council for being a doubter, Billie is to spend time alone in the Everglades. Here, she learns that listening to the land and to the animals can teach her about survival and about understanding her people's beliefs.
LibraryThing member empress8411
George wrote My Side of the Mountain, a favorite book. Besides that, this story takes place is the Everglades. As a native Floridian, that enjoy reading about my home state and the place I grew up. This was an excellent book. Billie's journey, both emotional and physical, are well written, as is the description of the Everglades. She also wove in the culture and history of Florida and the Seminole Indians.
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