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Montana 1948 by Larry Watson
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About the Book

The events of that cataclysmic summer permanently alter twelve-year-old David's understanding of his family: his father, a small-town sheriff; his remarkably strong mother; the Hayden's Sioux housekeeper, Marie Little Soldier, whose revelations are at the heart of the story; David's uncle, a war hero and respected doctor. As their story unravels around David, he learns that truth is not what you believe it to be, that power is abused, and that sometimes you have to choose between family loyalty and justice.
From Larry Watson's website - http://larry-watson.com/montana_1948_2913.htm

About the Author

Larry Watson is an American author of novels, poetry and short stories. He was born in 1947 in Rugby, North Dakota. He grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota. He earned both Bachelors and Masters degrees in fine arts at the University of North Dakota. He subsequently earned a Doctorate in creative writing from the University of Utah. He taught English at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for a number of years.
From wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Watson

Author's website: http://larry-watson.com/index.htm
Author information on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Watson
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Year level: 11
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http://www.education.theage.com.au/pagedetail.asp?intpageid=102&strsection=students&intsectionid=3
http://www.manitowoc.lib.wi.us/readers/guides/montana1948.htm

Teaching Resources

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Available online:
Teaching resources - http://missboeser.googlepages.com/montana1948
Author's Essay - http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1242&context=moebius
Teaching plan - http://missboeser.googlepages.com/montana1948
Study questions - http://ps044.k12.sd.us/Forms%20of%20Fiction/Montana%201948%20Questions.htm
Assignment - http://christopoulos.chris.googlepages.com/Montanacollection.doc


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