Marrow Thieves

By Cherie Dimaline

© 2017

Shortlisted for 2018 CBC Canada Reads

Winner of 2017 Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text)

Winner of 2017 Kirkus Prize

Nominated for 2018 Forest of Reading - White Pine Awards

A Globe and Mail Best Book


Shortlisted for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award

Shortlisted for the Indigenous Literature Award

Longlisted for the Sunburst Award


Just when you think you have nothing left to lose, they come for your dreams.

Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream. In this dark world, Frenchie and his companions struggle to survive as they make their way up north to the old lands. For now, survival means staying hidden - but what they don't know is that one of them holds the secret to defeating the marrow thieves.

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  • Publisher: Cormorant Books
  • Page Count: 180 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.3in x 0.7in x 7.9in
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Marrow Thieves

By Cherie Dimaline

© 2017

Shortlisted for 2018 CBC Canada Reads

Winner of 2017 Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text)

Winner of 2017 Kirkus Prize

Nominated for 2018 Forest of Reading - White Pine Awards

A Globe and Mail Best Book


Shortlisted for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award

Shortlisted for the Indigenous Literature Award

Longlisted for the Sunburst Award


Just when you think you have nothing left to lose, they come for your dreams.

Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream. In this dark world, Frenchie and his companions struggle to survive as they make their way up north to the old lands. For now, survival means staying hidden - but what they don't know is that one of them holds the secret to defeating the marrow thieves.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Publisher: Cormorant Books
  • Page Count: 180 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.3in x 0.7in x 7.9in
Cherie Dimaline is a Métis author and editor whose award-winning fiction has been published and anthologized internationally. Her first book, Red Rooms, was published in 2007 and her novel The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy was released in 2013. In 2014, she was named the Emerging Artist of the Year at the Ontario Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts, and became the first Aboriginal Writer in Residence for the Toronto Public Library. Her book A Gentle Habit was published in August 2016. The Marrow Thieves has won the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Kirkus Prize; it is a finalist for the White Pine Award, was named to the Globe and Mail Top 100 and was selected for CBC’s Canada Reads.
Amy Mathers Teen Book Award
CA 2018
CBC Canada Reads
CA 2018
CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature
CA 2018
Forest of Reading - White Pine Awards
CA 2018
Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text)
CA 2017
Indigenous Literature Award
CA 2018
Kirkus Prize (Young Readers' Literature)
US 2017
One Book, One Brampton
CA 2018
One Book, One London
CA 2018
OLA Best Bets
CA 2017
Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award
CA 2018
Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic
CA 2018