Malian’s Song

In the words of a young Abenaki girl, Malian’s Song tells the true story of the deliberate English attack by British Major Robert Rogers on the St. Francis Abenaki community near Montreal in 1759. Jeanne Brink, a descendant of Malian living in Vermont, told the little-known Abenaki version of the brutal attack—which stands in direct contrast to Rogers’ surviving journal records—to the Vermont Folklife Center. The only picture book to present this key piece of North American history from the Native American perspective, Malian’s Song underscores the Abenaki people’s strength and fortitude in the face of unspeakable loss.

– Back cover, Malian’s Song by Marge Bruchac. 2006.

Author(s): Marge Bruchac

Illustrator: William Maughan

Publisher: Vermont Folklife Center

Series: Vermont Folklife Center Children’s Book Series

Year: 2006

Grade Level: Preschool – 3

Lexile Measure: 580L

Fountas & Pinnell

Paperback: 32 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0916718268