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William Durbin

1951-

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Durbin, William. (1997). The broken blade. New York: Delacorte Press.  INTR-FIC D953B

When an injury prevents his father from going into northern Canada with fur traders, thirteen-year-old Pierre decides to take his father’s place as a voyageur.

Durbin, William. (2004). The darkest evening. New York : Orchard Books. INTR-FIC D953da

In the 1930s, a young Finnish-American boy reluctantly moves with his family from northern Minnesota to Karelia, a communist-Finnish state founded in Russia. There, his idealistic father soon realizes that his conception of a communist utopia is flawed.

Durbin, William. (2000). The journal of Otto Peltonen, a Finnish immigrant. New York: Scholastic. INTR-FIC D953JO

In 1905 fifteen-year-old Otto describes in his journal how he travels from Finland to America, joining his father in a dreary iron mining community in Hibbing, Minnesota and becoming involved in a union fight for better working conditions.

Durbin, William. (2002). Song of Sampo Lake. New York : Wendy Lamb Books. INTR-FIC D953SO

In 1900, as a family of Finnish immigrants begins farming on the edge of a Minnesota lake, Matti works as a store clerk, teaches English, and works on the homestead, striving to get out of his older brother’s shadow and earn their father’s respect.

Durbin, William. (1999). Wintering. New York: Delacorte Press. INTR-FIC D953WI

In 1801, fourteen-year-old Pierre returns to work for the North West Fur Company and makes the long and difficult journey to a winter camp, where he learns from both the other voyageurs and from the Ojibwa Indians whose land they share.

Durbin, William. (2009). Wintering. (2nd ed). Ely, MN : Raven Producations. INTR-FIC D953win

In 1801, fourteen-year-old Pierre returns to work for the North West Fur Company and makes the long and difficult journey to a winter camp, where he learns from both the other voyageurs and from the Ojibwa Indians whose land they share.  (Sequel to: The broken blade).

Author Information

William Durbin. Retrieved from : http://williamdurbin.com/

William Durbin. Retrieve from : http://www.childrenslit.com/bookingservice/durbin-william.html

William Durbin (1951- ). (2007). In Something about the author (Vol. 174, pp. 31-35). Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database and REF PN451 .S6 v.174.

William Durbin (1951- ). (2004). In Something about the author (Vol. 143, pp. 32-35). Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database and REF PN451 .S6 v.143.

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