Morning Girl

Morning Girl

by Michael Dorris

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Overview

A young Taino girl goes swimming off her Bahamian island and meets Christopher Columbus' landing party in this vivid portrait of a Native American family and their culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780780742338
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 09/01/1994
Pages: 74
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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Morning Girl 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Morning Girl made me want to fall asleep. It was OK but I didn't really get it. Why are they so weird? I didn't figure out they were Indians until my book club met. Dumb and boring if you ask me.
Izzie_B More than 1 year ago
Although "Morning Girl" is probably the best thing Michael Dorris has ever written, it still really is not very interesting and is quite confusing. The story was meant to have a very clear lesson in it, but that lesson didn't make sense and kept changing. It wasn't a very good book, I would not reccomend it, and I think this idea writing about these type of Indians could be quite interesting, with anyone BUT Michael Dorris!
dahabdabbler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed all of the characters, but my favorite was the father. He was very gentle, wise, and humorous. I learned a lot about the culture of the people including the importance of their family relationships and the practice of naming. I would have enjoyed the incorporation of their language into the book. The most eye-opening part was the epilogue. I don't know what American schools teach in the way of Columbus nowadays, but I know I was never taught about his desire to make the native people servants or to rid them of their religion. It was a very powerful ending to this beautiful story. Again, this book is a great discussion starter about native culture, missionaries, and the death of cultures since the arrival of the white man. I am interested in reading some of Dorris's books for adults.
tspeavy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Morning Girl, who loves the day, and her younger brother, Star Boy, who loves the night, take turns describing their life on a Caribbean island just before Columbus lands. This book is good for a 4th grader
alcrivello on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lovely story told in two perspectives, that of Morning Girl and her brother Star Boy. Insight into life on an island in the Bahamas in 1492.
Camethyste on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Morning Girl and Star Boy are children living a simple life with their family in the Bahamas just before Christopher Columbus arrives. An interesting story, and a fast read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an atrocious piece of literature. I can understand the idea the author was going for, but the story was extremely poorly written and the storyline was weak, to say the least. Although there are some relevant metaphors and literary devices throughout, it made no sense whatsoever. People may think that this would be a good story to incorporate into a Columbus unit; think again! I was forced to read this but it's not challenging content or comprehension-wise. It's extremely anti-climactic and downright boring! I beg you, don't waste your time on this when you could be reading an exceptional, deep story on this historical event. An overall disappointment; stay away.
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Maren_A More than 1 year ago
DAMN IT!! He HAS TO stop writing books NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of the worst books EVER I mean if he wants to write about Native Americans fine but he should at least know what he's talking about. If it wasn't for the cover art I would have thought this is present day. AGAIN the plot was interesting but the story was confusing, long, and boring. Why would he become an author if he dosnt know how to write NEVER READ THIS IT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I agree with Izzie_B
Guest More than 1 year ago
Morning Girl by Michael Dorris. Genre: Historical Fiction. Reviewed by a fifth grade teacher. A four star book! Morning Girl is the story of a boy and girl living on an island in the Bahamas in 1492. The author, Michael Dorris, shows the reader how differently a brother and sister view their world. The language is descriptive and feels like reading poetry. Morning Girl is definitely a book to be read aloud. People who enjoy gentle, thoughtful stories about people from an earlier time will treasure this book. The ending leaves you wondering about the changes that will inevitably come to Morning Girl and Star Boy. Michael Dorris also wrote Guests and Sees Behind Trees.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Morning Girl Book Review Morning Girl by Michael Doris is a novel located in the Bahamas Islands with a sister and brother that have so many differences. Morning girl is a girl who wakes up at 6:30 in the morning. Sometimes she cleans up. She hums to her favorite music or she cleans up the outside of the house. Star boy is loud and annoying, but they love each other. Now that Star boy is old enough to walk around, she doesn¿t want him around her spot in the morning because then he¿s going to try to wake up their parents. Morning Girl was woken up at 5:30 in the morning because Star Boy was acting very crazy and loud. Even though 5:30 is early, it¿s too early for Morning Girl. She needs a little bit more of sleep. That day Star Boy was hyper for no reason. Morning Girl calmed him down, but she wasn¿t tired. Star Boy noticed and asked her why she isn¿t tired. Morning Girl said I overheard you talking to yourself saying that you were going to try to wake me up and I have been up since 5:00, so your little plan is ruined. You can¿t fool me, Star Boy. I think you should read this book because I feel that you would start reading and you don¿t want to let go of the book. That¿s how good this book is. I¿ll recommend this book to anyone because if I didn¿t want to let go of the book, you won¿t either. I suggest that you look for the book Morning Girl by Michael Doris in the Bahamas Island in 1492. The tone is heartwarming because Morning is so sweet and nice to everyone. The theme of this book is lovable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Morning Girl is the story of a boy and a girl living on an island in the Bahamas in 1492. The author,Michel Dorris, shows the reader how different a brother and sister view thier world. The language is descriptive and feels like reading poetry Morning Girl is dfinitely a book to be reading aloud People who enjoy gentel thoughtful stories about people from an earlier time will treasre this book.The ending leaves you wondering about the changes that will inevitably come to Morning Girl and Star Boy.