|Plot Summary of Sing to Me of Dreams |
|"Tanu is the daughter of a Native American woman and a white man. She has never met her father, and has grown up with her mother's tribe. However, she turns down a suitor because she senses that her destiny lies away from her mother's people.
When an epidemic of illness tears through her village
Tanu leaves her home and spends several years at a missionary school where she is renamed Saylah. When she leaves, she accepts a position with the family of Julian Ivy, a patriarch reeling from the desertion of his wife.
The family comes to love and accept Saylah, especially the heir, young Julian. But before she can allow herself to become settled, Saylah/Tanu must reconcile the two cultures that are both her heritage. "
fran laniado, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Sing to Me of Dreams |
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Inside culture (main char)
- American Indian
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
- American Indian
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- Pacific NW
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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