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By Gina McMurchy-Barber | Comments: ( 346 ) | Date: ( Sep 22, 2019 )

Short listed for the 2009 Silver Birch Award, commended for the 2009 Best Books for Kids Teens Due to circumstances beyond her control, 12 year old Peggy Henderson has to move to the quiet town of Crescent Beach, British Columbia, to live with her aunt and uncle Without a father and separated from her mother, who s looking for work, Peggy feels her unhappiness increasing Short listed for the 2009 Silver Birch Award, commended for the 2009 Best Books for Kids Teens Due to circumstances beyond her control, 12 year old Peggy Henderson has to move to the quiet town of Crescent Beach, British Columbia, to live with her aunt and uncle Without a father and separated from her mother, who s looking for work, Peggy feels her unhappiness increasing until the day she and her uncle start digging a pond in the backyard and she realizes the rock she s been trying to pry from the ground is really a human skull Peggy eventually learns that her home and the entire seaside town were built on top of a 5000 year old Coast Salish fishing village With the help of an elderly archaeologist, a woman named Eddy, Peggy comes to know the ancient storyteller buried in her yard in a way that few others can by reading the bones As life with her aunt becomes and unbearable, Peggy looks to the old Salish man from the past for help and answers.


  • Title: Reading the Bones: A Peggy Henderson Adventure
  • Author: Gina McMurchy-Barber
  • ISBN: 9781550027327
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Gina McMurchy-Barber

Gina McMurchy Barber is an award winning Canadian author Her books are favourites with teachers and librarians looking for stories that will bring history to life Themes include First Nations, building the railroad, fur trade, Vikings and Gina s other passions in life include animals she was a research assistant in Borneo with Birute Galdikas, studying orangutans , archaeology earned her degree from Simon Fraser University , writing she is working on her sixth YA novel , and teaching has been a classroom teacher for twenty years, and writes plays and stories that inspire her students She started writing while studying archaeology at university This led her to study journalism and become a freelance writer After the birth of her two sons she discovered the amazing world of children s books In 2004 Gina received the Governor General s Award for Teaching Excellence in Canadian History Since then she has been nominated for the Governor General s Literary Award, the Canadian Library Association Book Award, BC Book Prize, Saskatchewan s Willow Awards, the Silver Birch Awards, Hackmatack and various other book awards Gina s books incorporate her love of history, archaeology, children and animals She continues to teach and visit schools to talk about her work.



Comments Reading the Bones: A Peggy Henderson Adventure

  • Nora Bear

    This review is about the amazing novel called, Reading The Bones! A twelve year-old girl named Peggy moved to the quiet town of Crescent Beach with her Aunt Margaret and Uncle Stuart while her mom finds a job. Uncle Stuart and Peggy were digging a pond in the backyard and Peggy spots something… or is it someone? She finds a human skull! Peggy is scared but a little excited because she gets to work with a special paleontologist named Eddy. Everyday Peggy and Eddy wouldgo to the backyard and in [...]


  • Anneliese

    (Spoilers!)Reading the Bones is a fascinating story of a twelve-year-old girl named Peggy. Peggy had to be separated from her mom and sent to Crescent Beach. There, Peggy lived with aunt Margaret and her uncle Stuart. Uncle Stuart was digging a pond in his backyard and Peggy found a skull in the pond! Mrs. Hobbes and Mr. Grimbal are two other fictional characters in this book that live in Crescent Beach.Peggy had to live with her aunt and uncle so that her mom can find a job. Peggy found a skull [...]


  • Sandy D.

    Things I loved about this story about an angsty 12 y.o. spending time at her aunt & uncle's house on the coast of British Columbia:- absolutely great descriptions of archaeology- one of the only books for the general public (for adults or children!) that I've seen that deals with the idea of "who owns the past", pot-hunting, scientific archaeology, and the repatriation of human remains to Native peoples- beautiful treatment of the natural environment- complicated characters, conflict, and so [...]


  • Darlene Foster

    Peggy Henderson has a lot on her plate for a 12-year-old. Her father is dead and her mother has moved to Toronto to find work, leaving her with an aunt and uncle in BC. She doesn't like how her aunt treats her and misses her mom. Things change when she discovers a human skull in the backyard. Peggy learns a lot about life as she learns more about the ancient remains. This is a great book as it teaches kids about the Coast Salish people, archeology and human nature; while being entertained. I lov [...]


  • Neill Smith

    When Peggy’s mother has to go to Toronto to look for work, she is left to live with her mother’s sister and her husband in Crescent Beach. While they are excavating a pond in their backyard they discover a native burial site. The ensuing archaeological dig puts the local archaeologist, her aunt and uncle, and a local trader in native artifacts at odds. Interspersed with the story of Peggy’s situation and the dig is a story of the man whose body is being excavated and an explanation of the [...]


  • Arthur

    This is tricky reading. Much due to the artifacts found from a burial found in Vancouver Peggy with her help from Eddy the archaeologist traveled down the path of deep and personal enlightenment. Peggy brings the reader along the way of visualizing a life from the times of Coast Salish who may be found in parts of British Columbia, Canada.


  • Patricia

    I really want to read the second book in this series. The idea was great and the portrayal of adolescence was spot on. The ending was too conveniently tidy for my taste.


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