Sunday, June 01, 2008

Deaf Main Character in New fantasy novel for ages 12 and older

Northlander (Tales of the Borderlands) by Meg Burden
Paperback: 252 pages
Reading Age: 12 and older
Publisher: Brown Barn Books (October 24, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0976812681

Product Description
The debut novel of a young American writer creates a world of fantasy, where the land is divided into two-- the Northlands and the Southlands. Ellin, a girl from the Southland, is forced to go with her physician father to heal the Northland king, even though Southlanders are despised and feared throughout the cold country. Ellin must find a way to battle both the people from the North and then her own people, the Southlanders, to survive in a icy and hostile land.

I just ordered this book. The author Meg Burden explains that one of the main characters is deaf; he and his family members use sign language; and sign language is an important part of the book's plot. Once I read the book, I'm hoping to ask more questions in an interview.

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