Two Old Women, by Velma Wallis, is an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage and survival.
This book is based on an Athabascan legend that has been passed from generation to generation by mothers and daughters. It is the story of two old women who are left behind to meet their fate in the face of a brutal winter. It is a story of determination, betrayal and friendship.
Reading Ability: Junior /Intermediate
Genre: Historical / Realistic Fiction
Theme: Courage, Survival, Native Culture, Friendship
Who would love this book?
-those interested in Native culture
-friendship and survival in difficult circumstances
Link to Discussion/Comprehension Questions: http://www.litsite.org/index.cfm?section=Teaching-and-Learning&page=Two-Old-Women