Smiler's Bones



➷ Smiler's Bones Free ➭ Author Peter Lerangis – E17streets4all.co.uk A striking, fascinatingly told novel based on the harrowing true story of Minik, an Eskimo boy seized in the name of exploration and brought to New York at the beginning of the th centuryIn , famed ex A striking, fascinatingly told novel based on the harrowing true story of Minik, an Eskimo boy seized in the name of exploration and brought to New York at the beginning of the th centuryIn , famed explorer Robert Peary took six Eskimos from their homes in Greenland to be presented to the American Museum of Natural History Among the six were a father and a son Soon, four were dead, including the father whose bones, unbeknownst to the son, were put on display One returned to Greenland And the other the young boy remained, the only Eskimo in New York for twelve years His name was Minik This is his story A story of lies and deceptions A story about the price of exploration A story about discovering the truth of a culture.Smiler's Bones

Lerangis s work includes The Viper s Nest and The Sword Thief, two titles in the children s book series The Clues, the historical novel Smiler s Bones, the YA dark comedy adventure novel wtf, the Drama Club series, the Spy X series, the Watchers series, the Abracadabra series, and the Antarctica two book adventure, as well ghostwriting for series such as the Three Investigators, the Hardy Boys Casefiles, Sweet Valley Twins, andthan forty books in the series The Baby sitters Club and its various spin offs He has also written novels based on film screenplays, including The Sixth Sense, Sleepy Hollow, and Beauty and the Beast, and five video game novelizations in the Worlds of Power series created by Seth Godin As a ghostwriter he has been published under the name A L Singer Lerangis is the son of a retired New York Telephone Company employee and a retired public elementary school secretary, who raised him in Freeport, New York on Long Island He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in biochemistry, while acting in musicals and singing with and musically directing the a cappella group the Harvard Krokodiloes, before moving to New York He worked there as an actor and freelance copy editor for eight years before becoming an author In , Lerangis was chosen by First Lady Laura Bush to accompany her to the first Russian Book Festival, hosted by Russian First Lady Lyudmila Putina in Moscow Authors R L Stine Goosebumps and Marc Brown the Arthur the Aardvark series also made the trip with Bush Also in , Lerangis was commissioned by the United Kingdom branch of to write X Isle, one of four books that would relaunch the Point Horror series there A sequel, Return to X Isle, was published in In , announced the launch of a new historical mystery series called The Clues, intended to become a franchise Lerangis wrote the third book in the series, The Sword Thief, published in March On March , , announced that Lerangis would write the seventh book in the series, The Viper s Nest Lerangis lives in New York City with his wife, musician Tina deVaron, and their sons Nick and Joe .

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  • Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • Smiler's Bones
  • Peter Lerangis
  • English
  • 03 March 2019
  • 0439344859

10 thoughts on “Smiler's Bones

  1. says:

    The year is 1897 and famed explorer Robert Peary has made an amazing discovery He has found a tribe of Eskimo s in Greenland Intrigued by their primitive ways, Peary begins taking artifacts back to the Museum of Natural History in New York It isn t long before he decides that a live exhibit at the museum is needed he recruits six Eskimos to take the journey with him Young Minik accompanies his father on the journey Living his childhood as a museum display is confining He misses his old The year is 1897 and famed explorer Robert Peary has made an amazing discovery He has found a tribe of Eskimo s in Greenland Intrigued by their primitive ways, Peary begins taking artifacts back to the Museum of Natural History in New York It isn t long before he decides that a live exhibit at the museum is needed he recruits six Eskimos to take the journey with him Young Minik accompanies his father on the journey Living his childhood as a museum display is confining He misses his old way of life Members of the Eskimo group become ill and some are dying What will happen to Minik if the others die Will the Eskimo traditions of death and burial be respected in New York Will little Minik ever see his homeland and feel at peace within him again The story is moving and tragic this story would be a great supplement to the Native American unit and would provide for a great discussion and greater understanding of humanity in general What does it mean to be primitive and why have others races of humanity felt it necessary to impose their beliefs and practices on another The Eskimo language sometimes inhibits the fluency of the story I would recommend this book as a classroom read.This book was an great book

  2. says:

    In 1897 an Eskimo boy from Greenland is taken to Canada, and must adjust to a new culture.

  3. says:

    I have to choose this book because I see the timeline in the book , and that make me like because I like to read something same as history But when I try to read it , it make me some confused about the word and the idea of the story I don t understand a lot of thing in the book and that make me so boring when I read this I think it will perfect if the author make itclearly for me I read almost done with that book and I just sate for this book start because I like how the author s s I have to choose this book because I see the timeline in the book , and that make me like because I like to read something same as history But when I try to read it , it make me some confused about the word and the idea of the story I don t understand a lot of thing in the book and that make me so boring when I read this I think it will perfect if the author make itclearly for me I read almost done with that book and I just sate for this book start because I like how the author s setting for the book and the cover of the book

  4. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I thought it was depressing

  5. says:

    Very enlightening fictionalized account of a true sad story An important read, as it prompts us to think deeply about things we may just take for granted.

  6. says:

    It was a really good book with a lot of things I didn t expect to make my reading experience phenomenal.

  7. says:

    Enlightening story of Robert Peary s expedition to the North Pole and the plight of the Inuit people brought back to the United States Unfortunately, the part of the story that is missing is how Matthew Henson, the African American explorer that accompanied Peary as one of only six people on this team, could have been a part of the treatment of these Eskimo people who were literally put on display for amusement at the a New York museum and the unforgivable way the remains of the Eskimos were h Enlightening story of Robert Peary s expedition to the North Pole and the plight of the Inuit people brought back to the United States Unfortunately, the part of the story that is missing is how Matthew Henson, the African American explorer that accompanied Peary as one of only six people on this team, could have been a part of the treatment of these Eskimo people who were literally put on display for amusement at the a New York museum and the unforgivable way the remains of the Eskimos were handled I wonder if Henson, a descendant of slaves, saw the parallel in the treatment of these people with his own people This story take place in 1887 only a few years after slavery was abolished This is a book that makes me wonder Isn t that what good books should do Make us think

  8. says:

    Smiler s Bones was written by Peter lerangis The story takes place in Greenland and in New York City The main characters are Minik his father and friends Minik is taken away from his home and has to live in New York for the rest of his life He has to deal with devastating things in his childhood like the death of his father and friends Minik will never be the same from this trip Smiler s bones was an amazing story What made it an amazing story was that it shows how your life can change Smiler s Bones was written by Peter lerangis The story takes place in Greenland and in New York City The main characters are Minik his father and friends Minik is taken away from his home and has to live in New York for the rest of his life He has to deal with devastating things in his childhood like the death of his father and friends Minik will never be the same from this trip Smiler s bones was an amazing story What made it an amazing story was that it shows how your life can change in an instant It was also full of hardships that Minik had to face The only bad thing about the story was the ending

  9. says:

    Robert Peary and his assistants spent time in Greenland, associating with the Polar Eskimos who were fascinated by their guns, small gifts, and iron tools Peary and the Museum of Natural History were interested in studying authentic specimens, so shipped 6 Eskimos to live permanently in N.Y.C Among them was 8 year old Minik, who came with his father Unfortunately, within months, five of them had died from consumption a sickness brought by the explorers to their homeland that had also killed Robert Peary and his assistants spent time in Greenland, associating with the Polar Eskimos who were fascinated by their guns, small gifts, and iron tools Peary and the Museum of Natural History were interested in studying authentic specimens, so shipped 6 Eskimos to live permanently in N.Y.C Among them was 8 year old Minik, who came with his father Unfortunately, within months, five of them had died from consumption a sickness brought by the explorers to their homeland that had also killed Minik s mother The Museum buried his father, and sent Minik to live with one of their workers.Readat

  10. says:

    Minik, an Eskimo boy, and his father were brought to New York to be put on display at the Museum of Natural History When his father contracts consumption, Minik is suddenly orphaned and alone As he grows up the story is told via his flashbacks , Minik never gets over his sense of lonliness and despair He tries, over and over again, to return to Greenland with his father s remains This narrative jumps around and may confuse some teens not used to the nonlinear nature of the plot, but the sto Minik, an Eskimo boy, and his father were brought to New York to be put on display at the Museum of Natural History When his father contracts consumption, Minik is suddenly orphaned and alone As he grows up the story is told via his flashbacks , Minik never gets over his sense of lonliness and despair He tries, over and over again, to return to Greenland with his father s remains This narrative jumps around and may confuse some teens not used to the nonlinear nature of the plot, but the story is worth reading and well told, if depressing Based on true events

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