Ghost Hawk

  • by Susan Cooper
  • Narrated by Jim Dale
  • 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper, a story of adventure and friendship between a young Native American and a colonial New England settler.
On the winter day Little Hawk is sent into the woods alone, he can take only a bow and arrows, his handcrafted tomahawk, and the amazing metal knife his father traded for with the new white settlers. If Little Hawk survives three moons by himself, he will be a man.
John Wakely is only 10 when his father dies, but he has already experienced the warmth and friendship of the nearby tribes. Yet his fellow colonists aren't as accepting of the native people. When he is apprenticed to a barrel-maker, John sees how quickly the relationships between settlers and natives are deteriorating. His friendship with Little Hawk will put both boys in grave danger.
The intertwining stories of Little Hawk and John Wakely are a fascinating tale of friendship and an eye-opening look at the history of our nation. Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper also includes a timeline and an author's note that discusses the historical context of this important and moving novel.


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent at so many levels

I can't say enough about this book. Jim Dale may be one of the best readers ever. The story pulls you in. Over time you realize that the historical fiction is incredibly true, sad and the story needs to be told.

I've read so many stories. This is definitely in the top 5%.
Read full review

- Mark

A poignant reminder during this time of the inauguration.

Susan Cooper's beautiful and balanced work reminds us of our past, teaching us that we are all created equal with certain unalienable Rights. Let us never forget the sad history of the Native Americans.

"Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it."
Winston Churchill
Read full review

- Lisa Paden

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-27-2013
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio