Song of Sampo Lake
A gripping depiction of frontier life on the Minnesota Iron Range.
For fifteen-year-old Matti Ojala and his family, Finnish immigrants in Minnesota in 1900, starting a new life in America is both a hardship and an opportunity. After a tragic mining accident kills their beloved uncle, the family turns away from the iron mines to pursue the dream of owning a homestead in the wilderness. Age Range: 8 and up. Grade Level: 3 and up
- By: William Durbin
- Publisher: University of Minnesota Press (2011)
- ISBN: 978-0816675692
- Format: Paperback, 224 pages, 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
William Durbin is a former high school and college English teacher and the award-winning author of ten novels, including Wintering and The Broken Blade. He lives on Lake Vermilion at the edge of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.