Born in a Red Canoe
An auspicious comet flies overhead as Purslane’s mother dies giving birth to her in a red canoe. At least that’s what her father tells her. As she grows, Purslane doesn’t show signs of a supernatural gift bestowed by the comet, so her father becomes enraged and sells her to a farmer. Purslane escapes and begins a solitary search for her mother’s people. On her magical and perilous journey, she enters portals of the dead, where she unravels the lost secrets of her birth, her mother, and her true identity …
- Minnesota Book Award finalist
In Born in a Red Canoe, Katharine Johnson delivers an enchanting and magical story filled with richly original characters, masterful world building, and a daring protagonist. Luna’s perilous quest to find her family ultimately becomes a journey of finding herself and the true magic of her heart. (Linda Glaser)
Linda Glaser is the author of over 30 children’s books including award winners: Our Big Home (Reading Rainbow selection), Emma’s Poem, The Voice of the Statue of Liberty (The Jane Addams Children’s Book Award), and Hannah’s Way (The Sydney Taylor Gold Medal).