Pemmican Wars (A Girl Called Echo)

Pemmican Wars (A Girl Called Echo)

Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Echo finds herself transported to another time and place?a bison hunt on the Saskatchewan prairie?a Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness w...

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Title:Pemmican Wars (A Girl Called Echo)
Author:Katherena Vermette
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1553796780
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:48 pages pages

Pemmican Wars (A Girl Called Echo) Reviews

  • David Schaafsma
    Aug 13, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

  • Molly
    Apr 07, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

  • Sky Rose Reviews
    Feb 26, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

  • Atticus
    Oct 20, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    3.5/5 stars The Pemmican Wars is the first of a teen graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo. It follows Echo, a Metis girl who discovers while day dreaming that she can travel in time to a group of Metis people. Through this, she discovers the strain her people went through during t...

    This series feels like it has a ton of potential but it just get rolling very well in book 1. On one hand I rather liked that. The book has lots of similar panels with very little dialogue but it really puts the readers into what Echo is feeling, the isolation and depressive environmen...

    This is a very slim graphic novel. I'm used to reading more in one go, and because of its thinness, I never felt sucked into the story. I did really like the main character, a 13-year-old Metis girl starting a new school. ...

    I'm torn. I only understood what was happening because I read the blurb on the back, and it seemed fast paced, very little narrative-wise. But it was also good? I liked the background nonbinary teacher. This volume was short, it was hard to get a handle on it. ...

  • MK
    Jun 25, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    3.5/5 stars The Pemmican Wars is the first of a teen graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo. It follows Echo, a Metis girl who discovers while day dreaming that she can travel in time to a group of Metis people. Through this, she discovers the strain her people went through during t...

    This series feels like it has a ton of potential but it just get rolling very well in book 1. On one hand I rather liked that. The book has lots of similar panels with very little dialogue but it really puts the readers into what Echo is feeling, the isolation and depressive environmen...

    This is a very slim graphic novel. I'm used to reading more in one go, and because of its thinness, I never felt sucked into the story. I did really like the main character, a 13-year-old Metis girl starting a new school. ...

    I'm torn. I only understood what was happening because I read the blurb on the back, and it seemed fast paced, very little narrative-wise. But it was also good? I liked the background nonbinary teacher. This volume was short, it was hard to get a handle on it. ...

    Very good. Would like to read the next volumes! ...

    My big complaint is that this is a short graphic novel and I want the next volume NOW!! ...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    Excellent vehicle to help young readers learn about Métis history in Canada. ...

    I?m giving this four stars. I know it?s very short?maybe a little too short for the kind of plot it has?but I still like it. I can?t wait to read more from this series. ...

    I loved the combination of the historical Metis experience and the contemporary Metis experience. It was definitely too short, though - it felt more like an issue than a full volume. ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Beautifully written and drawn. I would've liked it to be longer, but will definitely read the other installments. ...

    I love Katherena Vermette. She is a great Winnipeg writer and you should check out her other work as well. This is a great and memorable story that weaves together history and the present seamlessly. Yes, it is short, but it still contains a complete story, with wonderful characterizat...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Scott B Henderson is a solid illustrator. His work is featured prominently across the indigenous graphic novel spectrum. Unfortunately I thought Vermette?s storytelling was a little lacking. I wanted to know more about the main character Echo. Why is she at a new highschool ? Why...

  • Laura (ローラ)
    Feb 17, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

  • Darcy Roar
    Jul 18, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    3.5/5 stars The Pemmican Wars is the first of a teen graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo. It follows Echo, a Metis girl who discovers while day dreaming that she can travel in time to a group of Metis people. Through this, she discovers the strain her people went through during t...

    This series feels like it has a ton of potential but it just get rolling very well in book 1. On one hand I rather liked that. The book has lots of similar panels with very little dialogue but it really puts the readers into what Echo is feeling, the isolation and depressive environmen...

  • Margaret
    Nov 02, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    3.5/5 stars The Pemmican Wars is the first of a teen graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo. It follows Echo, a Metis girl who discovers while day dreaming that she can travel in time to a group of Metis people. Through this, she discovers the strain her people went through during t...

    This series feels like it has a ton of potential but it just get rolling very well in book 1. On one hand I rather liked that. The book has lots of similar panels with very little dialogue but it really puts the readers into what Echo is feeling, the isolation and depressive environmen...

    This is a very slim graphic novel. I'm used to reading more in one go, and because of its thinness, I never felt sucked into the story. I did really like the main character, a 13-year-old Metis girl starting a new school. ...

  • Llyr Heller-Humphreys
    Jul 31, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    3.5/5 stars The Pemmican Wars is the first of a teen graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo. It follows Echo, a Metis girl who discovers while day dreaming that she can travel in time to a group of Metis people. Through this, she discovers the strain her people went through during t...

    This series feels like it has a ton of potential but it just get rolling very well in book 1. On one hand I rather liked that. The book has lots of similar panels with very little dialogue but it really puts the readers into what Echo is feeling, the isolation and depressive environmen...

    This is a very slim graphic novel. I'm used to reading more in one go, and because of its thinness, I never felt sucked into the story. I did really like the main character, a 13-year-old Metis girl starting a new school. ...

    I'm torn. I only understood what was happening because I read the blurb on the back, and it seemed fast paced, very little narrative-wise. But it was also good? I liked the background nonbinary teacher. This volume was short, it was hard to get a handle on it. ...

    Very good. Would like to read the next volumes! ...

    My big complaint is that this is a short graphic novel and I want the next volume NOW!! ...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    Excellent vehicle to help young readers learn about Métis history in Canada. ...

    I?m giving this four stars. I know it?s very short?maybe a little too short for the kind of plot it has?but I still like it. I can?t wait to read more from this series. ...

    I loved the combination of the historical Metis experience and the contemporary Metis experience. It was definitely too short, though - it felt more like an issue than a full volume. ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Beautifully written and drawn. I would've liked it to be longer, but will definitely read the other installments. ...

  • -RadioactiveBookworm-
    Dec 20, 2017

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    3.5/5 stars The Pemmican Wars is the first of a teen graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo. It follows Echo, a Metis girl who discovers while day dreaming that she can travel in time to a group of Metis people. Through this, she discovers the strain her people went through during t...

    This series feels like it has a ton of potential but it just get rolling very well in book 1. On one hand I rather liked that. The book has lots of similar panels with very little dialogue but it really puts the readers into what Echo is feeling, the isolation and depressive environmen...

    This is a very slim graphic novel. I'm used to reading more in one go, and because of its thinness, I never felt sucked into the story. I did really like the main character, a 13-year-old Metis girl starting a new school. ...

    I'm torn. I only understood what was happening because I read the blurb on the back, and it seemed fast paced, very little narrative-wise. But it was also good? I liked the background nonbinary teacher. This volume was short, it was hard to get a handle on it. ...

    Very good. Would like to read the next volumes! ...

    My big complaint is that this is a short graphic novel and I want the next volume NOW!! ...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    Excellent vehicle to help young readers learn about Métis history in Canada. ...

    I?m giving this four stars. I know it?s very short?maybe a little too short for the kind of plot it has?but I still like it. I can?t wait to read more from this series. ...

    I loved the combination of the historical Metis experience and the contemporary Metis experience. It was definitely too short, though - it felt more like an issue than a full volume. ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Beautifully written and drawn. I would've liked it to be longer, but will definitely read the other installments. ...

    I love Katherena Vermette. She is a great Winnipeg writer and you should check out her other work as well. This is a great and memorable story that weaves together history and the present seamlessly. Yes, it is short, but it still contains a complete story, with wonderful characterizat...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Scott B Henderson is a solid illustrator. His work is featured prominently across the indigenous graphic novel spectrum. Unfortunately I thought Vermette?s storytelling was a little lacking. I wanted to know more about the main character Echo. Why is she at a new highschool ? Why...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

  • Graili
    Jul 18, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    3.5/5 stars The Pemmican Wars is the first of a teen graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo. It follows Echo, a Metis girl who discovers while day dreaming that she can travel in time to a group of Metis people. Through this, she discovers the strain her people went through during t...

    This series feels like it has a ton of potential but it just get rolling very well in book 1. On one hand I rather liked that. The book has lots of similar panels with very little dialogue but it really puts the readers into what Echo is feeling, the isolation and depressive environmen...

    This is a very slim graphic novel. I'm used to reading more in one go, and because of its thinness, I never felt sucked into the story. I did really like the main character, a 13-year-old Metis girl starting a new school. ...

    I'm torn. I only understood what was happening because I read the blurb on the back, and it seemed fast paced, very little narrative-wise. But it was also good? I liked the background nonbinary teacher. This volume was short, it was hard to get a handle on it. ...

    Very good. Would like to read the next volumes! ...

    My big complaint is that this is a short graphic novel and I want the next volume NOW!! ...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    Excellent vehicle to help young readers learn about Métis history in Canada. ...

    I?m giving this four stars. I know it?s very short?maybe a little too short for the kind of plot it has?but I still like it. I can?t wait to read more from this series. ...

    I loved the combination of the historical Metis experience and the contemporary Metis experience. It was definitely too short, though - it felt more like an issue than a full volume. ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Beautifully written and drawn. I would've liked it to be longer, but will definitely read the other installments. ...

    I love Katherena Vermette. She is a great Winnipeg writer and you should check out her other work as well. This is a great and memorable story that weaves together history and the present seamlessly. Yes, it is short, but it still contains a complete story, with wonderful characterizat...

  • Emily
    Sep 30, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    3.5/5 stars The Pemmican Wars is the first of a teen graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo. It follows Echo, a Metis girl who discovers while day dreaming that she can travel in time to a group of Metis people. Through this, she discovers the strain her people went through during t...

  • Katrina
    Jan 24, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

  • Mary
    Jul 01, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    3.5/5 stars The Pemmican Wars is the first of a teen graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo. It follows Echo, a Metis girl who discovers while day dreaming that she can travel in time to a group of Metis people. Through this, she discovers the strain her people went through during t...

    This series feels like it has a ton of potential but it just get rolling very well in book 1. On one hand I rather liked that. The book has lots of similar panels with very little dialogue but it really puts the readers into what Echo is feeling, the isolation and depressive environmen...

    This is a very slim graphic novel. I'm used to reading more in one go, and because of its thinness, I never felt sucked into the story. I did really like the main character, a 13-year-old Metis girl starting a new school. ...

    I'm torn. I only understood what was happening because I read the blurb on the back, and it seemed fast paced, very little narrative-wise. But it was also good? I liked the background nonbinary teacher. This volume was short, it was hard to get a handle on it. ...

    Very good. Would like to read the next volumes! ...

    My big complaint is that this is a short graphic novel and I want the next volume NOW!! ...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    Excellent vehicle to help young readers learn about Métis history in Canada. ...

  • Lydia
    Mar 21, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

  • Sarah Wiwchar
    Jul 17, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    3.5/5 stars The Pemmican Wars is the first of a teen graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo. It follows Echo, a Metis girl who discovers while day dreaming that she can travel in time to a group of Metis people. Through this, she discovers the strain her people went through during t...

    This series feels like it has a ton of potential but it just get rolling very well in book 1. On one hand I rather liked that. The book has lots of similar panels with very little dialogue but it really puts the readers into what Echo is feeling, the isolation and depressive environmen...

    This is a very slim graphic novel. I'm used to reading more in one go, and because of its thinness, I never felt sucked into the story. I did really like the main character, a 13-year-old Metis girl starting a new school. ...

    I'm torn. I only understood what was happening because I read the blurb on the back, and it seemed fast paced, very little narrative-wise. But it was also good? I liked the background nonbinary teacher. This volume was short, it was hard to get a handle on it. ...

    Very good. Would like to read the next volumes! ...

  • Morgan
    May 28, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    3.5/5 stars The Pemmican Wars is the first of a teen graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo. It follows Echo, a Metis girl who discovers while day dreaming that she can travel in time to a group of Metis people. Through this, she discovers the strain her people went through during t...

    This series feels like it has a ton of potential but it just get rolling very well in book 1. On one hand I rather liked that. The book has lots of similar panels with very little dialogue but it really puts the readers into what Echo is feeling, the isolation and depressive environmen...

    This is a very slim graphic novel. I'm used to reading more in one go, and because of its thinness, I never felt sucked into the story. I did really like the main character, a 13-year-old Metis girl starting a new school. ...

    I'm torn. I only understood what was happening because I read the blurb on the back, and it seemed fast paced, very little narrative-wise. But it was also good? I liked the background nonbinary teacher. This volume was short, it was hard to get a handle on it. ...

    Very good. Would like to read the next volumes! ...

    My big complaint is that this is a short graphic novel and I want the next volume NOW!! ...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    Excellent vehicle to help young readers learn about Métis history in Canada. ...

    I?m giving this four stars. I know it?s very short?maybe a little too short for the kind of plot it has?but I still like it. I can?t wait to read more from this series. ...

    I loved the combination of the historical Metis experience and the contemporary Metis experience. It was definitely too short, though - it felt more like an issue than a full volume. ...

  • Lata
    Jun 21, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

  • Adriyanna Zimmermann
    Sep 05, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

  • Lorisia
    Jan 02, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    3.5/5 stars The Pemmican Wars is the first of a teen graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo. It follows Echo, a Metis girl who discovers while day dreaming that she can travel in time to a group of Metis people. Through this, she discovers the strain her people went through during t...

    This series feels like it has a ton of potential but it just get rolling very well in book 1. On one hand I rather liked that. The book has lots of similar panels with very little dialogue but it really puts the readers into what Echo is feeling, the isolation and depressive environmen...

    This is a very slim graphic novel. I'm used to reading more in one go, and because of its thinness, I never felt sucked into the story. I did really like the main character, a 13-year-old Metis girl starting a new school. ...

    I'm torn. I only understood what was happening because I read the blurb on the back, and it seemed fast paced, very little narrative-wise. But it was also good? I liked the background nonbinary teacher. This volume was short, it was hard to get a handle on it. ...

    Very good. Would like to read the next volumes! ...

    My big complaint is that this is a short graphic novel and I want the next volume NOW!! ...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    Excellent vehicle to help young readers learn about Métis history in Canada. ...

    I?m giving this four stars. I know it?s very short?maybe a little too short for the kind of plot it has?but I still like it. I can?t wait to read more from this series. ...

    I loved the combination of the historical Metis experience and the contemporary Metis experience. It was definitely too short, though - it felt more like an issue than a full volume. ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Beautifully written and drawn. I would've liked it to be longer, but will definitely read the other installments. ...

    I love Katherena Vermette. She is a great Winnipeg writer and you should check out her other work as well. This is a great and memorable story that weaves together history and the present seamlessly. Yes, it is short, but it still contains a complete story, with wonderful characterizat...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

  • Cassie
    Mar 02, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    3.5/5 stars The Pemmican Wars is the first of a teen graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo. It follows Echo, a Metis girl who discovers while day dreaming that she can travel in time to a group of Metis people. Through this, she discovers the strain her people went through during t...

    This series feels like it has a ton of potential but it just get rolling very well in book 1. On one hand I rather liked that. The book has lots of similar panels with very little dialogue but it really puts the readers into what Echo is feeling, the isolation and depressive environmen...

    This is a very slim graphic novel. I'm used to reading more in one go, and because of its thinness, I never felt sucked into the story. I did really like the main character, a 13-year-old Metis girl starting a new school. ...

    I'm torn. I only understood what was happening because I read the blurb on the back, and it seemed fast paced, very little narrative-wise. But it was also good? I liked the background nonbinary teacher. This volume was short, it was hard to get a handle on it. ...

    Very good. Would like to read the next volumes! ...

    My big complaint is that this is a short graphic novel and I want the next volume NOW!! ...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

  • Erin
    Feb 18, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

  • MeggieBree
    Apr 26, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    3.5/5 stars The Pemmican Wars is the first of a teen graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo. It follows Echo, a Metis girl who discovers while day dreaming that she can travel in time to a group of Metis people. Through this, she discovers the strain her people went through during t...

    This series feels like it has a ton of potential but it just get rolling very well in book 1. On one hand I rather liked that. The book has lots of similar panels with very little dialogue but it really puts the readers into what Echo is feeling, the isolation and depressive environmen...

    This is a very slim graphic novel. I'm used to reading more in one go, and because of its thinness, I never felt sucked into the story. I did really like the main character, a 13-year-old Metis girl starting a new school. ...

    I'm torn. I only understood what was happening because I read the blurb on the back, and it seemed fast paced, very little narrative-wise. But it was also good? I liked the background nonbinary teacher. This volume was short, it was hard to get a handle on it. ...

    Very good. Would like to read the next volumes! ...

    My big complaint is that this is a short graphic novel and I want the next volume NOW!! ...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    Excellent vehicle to help young readers learn about Métis history in Canada. ...

    I?m giving this four stars. I know it?s very short?maybe a little too short for the kind of plot it has?but I still like it. I can?t wait to read more from this series. ...

    I loved the combination of the historical Metis experience and the contemporary Metis experience. It was definitely too short, though - it felt more like an issue than a full volume. ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

  • Alexandra
    Jul 23, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    3.5/5 stars The Pemmican Wars is the first of a teen graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo. It follows Echo, a Metis girl who discovers while day dreaming that she can travel in time to a group of Metis people. Through this, she discovers the strain her people went through during t...

    This series feels like it has a ton of potential but it just get rolling very well in book 1. On one hand I rather liked that. The book has lots of similar panels with very little dialogue but it really puts the readers into what Echo is feeling, the isolation and depressive environmen...

    This is a very slim graphic novel. I'm used to reading more in one go, and because of its thinness, I never felt sucked into the story. I did really like the main character, a 13-year-old Metis girl starting a new school. ...

    I'm torn. I only understood what was happening because I read the blurb on the back, and it seemed fast paced, very little narrative-wise. But it was also good? I liked the background nonbinary teacher. This volume was short, it was hard to get a handle on it. ...

    Very good. Would like to read the next volumes! ...

    My big complaint is that this is a short graphic novel and I want the next volume NOW!! ...

  • Maggie Gordon
    Mar 26, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

  • Ana Rînceanu
    Jan 04, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Aug 17, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

  • Victoria Peipert
    Dec 30, 2017

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

  • Janet Slipak
    Feb 06, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    3.5/5 stars The Pemmican Wars is the first of a teen graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo. It follows Echo, a Metis girl who discovers while day dreaming that she can travel in time to a group of Metis people. Through this, she discovers the strain her people went through during t...

    This series feels like it has a ton of potential but it just get rolling very well in book 1. On one hand I rather liked that. The book has lots of similar panels with very little dialogue but it really puts the readers into what Echo is feeling, the isolation and depressive environmen...

    This is a very slim graphic novel. I'm used to reading more in one go, and because of its thinness, I never felt sucked into the story. I did really like the main character, a 13-year-old Metis girl starting a new school. ...

    I'm torn. I only understood what was happening because I read the blurb on the back, and it seemed fast paced, very little narrative-wise. But it was also good? I liked the background nonbinary teacher. This volume was short, it was hard to get a handle on it. ...

    Very good. Would like to read the next volumes! ...

    My big complaint is that this is a short graphic novel and I want the next volume NOW!! ...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    Excellent vehicle to help young readers learn about Métis history in Canada. ...

    I?m giving this four stars. I know it?s very short?maybe a little too short for the kind of plot it has?but I still like it. I can?t wait to read more from this series. ...

    I loved the combination of the historical Metis experience and the contemporary Metis experience. It was definitely too short, though - it felt more like an issue than a full volume. ...

    I always love books featuring Winnipeg!!! I love the story in this one also, I am excited for the next installment. ...

    Beautifully written and drawn. I would've liked it to be longer, but will definitely read the other installments. ...

    I love Katherena Vermette. She is a great Winnipeg writer and you should check out her other work as well. This is a great and memorable story that weaves together history and the present seamlessly. Yes, it is short, but it still contains a complete story, with wonderful characterizat...

    So far this looks to be an excellent story with wonderful artistry that captures the struggle with Indigenous identity and history that many Indigenous people feel. The biggest complaint I have is that this first volume is too short since the story pulls you right in and leaves you wan...

    Scott B Henderson is a solid illustrator. His work is featured prominently across the indigenous graphic novel spectrum. Unfortunately I thought Vermette?s storytelling was a little lacking. I wanted to know more about the main character Echo. Why is she at a new highschool ? Why...

    Goodreads Synopsis: Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr....

    Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee?s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo?s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee?s lecture, Ech...

  • Cristina Marie
    Jun 12, 2018

    Pemmican Wars (A Girl Named Echo) is a Canadian comic, a very thin first volume in a comics series about a girl named Echo Desjardins, who is of Métis descent. (The Métis of Canada are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry.) Echo is in foster care as her mother is in au specif...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Portage & Main Press for an advanced reader copy. Publication Date March 1st, 2018 A new graphic novel series that focuses on the audience learning more about Métis history. The illustrations are beautiful and I can see that this book is going to be a...

    This was an interesting way to present history and I hope the next issue focuses more on Echo herself. ...

    One of the most frustrating trends with graphic novels lately is how many of them, particularly those aimed at youth, are so short that they can't deliver a satisfying story. Sure, the entire tale might be too long to tell in a single book, but each volume should have its own weight. P...

    Echo Desjardins has just started at a new school, where she is struggling to fit in. In her history class, after an initial lecture on the Metis, she finds herself transported to another time and place, unsure of what happened and what it means for her. This is the first volume in ...

    The artwork is absolutely beautiful (especially the vibrant colours). I love seeing schools teaching Canadian history and acknowledging everything done to Metis but also looking at the loss of identity a lot of ppl have after Residential Schools, multigenerational trauma and The 60s Sc...

    A start to a series that shows a bit of Metis history. The author focuses on a teen named Echo who seems disconnected from those around her. The author takes Echo from present day to the early 1800s and back again, allowing her to interact with a girl of similar age in the past. Echo s...

    The only issue I have with this graphic novel is it's too damn short. I wanted more. I wanted so much more because I LOVE Echo already. I love the subtle queer inclusion and representation, I love how easily this comic reads. I really like the art style and colouring / inks (so...

    I only have 2 complaints. I'm not a fan of the art (mostly the inking), but it's more a styalistic preference. And secondly, this was much too short. It barely feels like an introduction. But, the writing is strong, and the story is unique. I see a lot of potential for this series, can...

    This graphic novel exceeded my expectations. I thought the story was unique and very well done as the beginning of a series - it was not nearly long enough and I can't wait to read the next one! ...

    Too short; I hope the next vol. is longer. Beautiful illustration, particularly when it comes to the coloring. ...

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. PEMMICAN WARS is the first graphic novel in the A GIRL CALLED ECHO series by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, and Donovan Yaciuk. Echo, a young Métis girl, finds herself slipping back in time as she learns about the Pemmican Wars in school (1812-1821...

    http://www.skyrosereviews.co.uk/2018/... ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is going to be a shorter review than I would normally write since this is a 50 page graphic novel rather than a full 400+ page novel. In i...

    3.5/5 stars The Pemmican Wars is the first of a teen graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo. It follows Echo, a Metis girl who discovers while day dreaming that she can travel in time to a group of Metis people. Through this, she discovers the strain her people went through during t...

    This series feels like it has a ton of potential but it just get rolling very well in book 1. On one hand I rather liked that. The book has lots of similar panels with very little dialogue but it really puts the readers into what Echo is feeling, the isolation and depressive environmen...

    This is a very slim graphic novel. I'm used to reading more in one go, and because of its thinness, I never felt sucked into the story. I did really like the main character, a 13-year-old Metis girl starting a new school. ...

    I'm torn. I only understood what was happening because I read the blurb on the back, and it seemed fast paced, very little narrative-wise. But it was also good? I liked the background nonbinary teacher. This volume was short, it was hard to get a handle on it. ...

    Very good. Would like to read the next volumes! ...

    My big complaint is that this is a short graphic novel and I want the next volume NOW!! ...

    So good! I can't wait to read more. A really neat way to learn about Manitoba history ...

    Excellent vehicle to help young readers learn about Métis history in Canada. ...

    I?m giving this four stars. I know it?s very short?maybe a little too short for the kind of plot it has?but I still like it. I can?t wait to read more from this series. ...