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Smiler's Bones

Smiler's Bones

by Peter Lerangis

In 1897, 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.

11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Historical Fiction

About the Author

Peter Lerangis Peter Lerangis is the author of several popular books for children and teens, including Spy X, Antartica, and the Watchers series. He has also contributed to the bestselling 39 Clues series.

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