Bas Bleu - Champion of the odd little book...and wellspring of inspired gifts for readers

Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival

Velma Wallis Paperback, 127 pages; 2013 (1993)
#UH4742     $14.99
Members' Price: $12.74

Sa' was seventy-five years old and Ch'idzigyaak had seen eighty summers when the two old women were deserted by their nomadic tribe in the dead of a grim Arctic winter, because food had become too scarce to support life in the small band. Shocked, hurt, and angered by this betrayal, provided with only the knowledge gained by their years of experience and the small hatchet left for them by Ch'idzigyaak's grandson, the two determine that if they must die, they will "die trying." This is an Athabascan legend framed powerfully in the written word by Athabascan native Velma Wallis. I strongly recommend this work, which combines mythic legend and the most modern themes: empowerment of women, the graying of America, and a growing interest in Native American values.

A Reader Review by Ruth W. Gardener of Malaga, Washington

(UH4742) Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival

ADD TO WISHLIST EMAIL TO FRIEND

Backordered: 8/12  

$14.99

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Bas BleuTwo Old Women by Velma Wallis - An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival
 
4.7

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Reviewed by 17 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

product was better then expected

By pudman55

from Dansville, N.Y.

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Could Have Been True
  • Loved It Could Have Been

Cons

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about Bas Bleu Two Old Women by Velma Wallis - An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival:

    shows woman are stronger then there people think

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Two old women are cool

    By Korys Mom

    from Mechanicsburg PA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bas Bleu Two Old Women by Velma Wallis - An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival:

          Great story to hear when turning 60 this year. Gave me a big boost of confidence.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Interesting story about from our oral traditions

          By LM

          from Central California

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Bas Bleu Two Old Women by Velma Wallis - An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival:

                Used this book for one of my book club meetings

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Women regaining self-respect

                By Cheeky Girl

                from Baltimore MD

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Bas Bleu Two Old Women by Velma Wallis - An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival:

                      A good read for anyone who wants to overcome adverse circumstances. Once I started reading, I could not put it down.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Wonderful story of hope for us older women

                      By Pat in Hat

                      from Dripping Springs, TX

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cultural Information

                      Cons

                      • Short

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Bas Bleu Two Old Women by Velma Wallis - An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival:

                        I read it in one sitting and am going to pass it on to a dear friend. It reminds me of Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Quick Read

                        By Mobiledeb

                        from Eagan MN

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Quick Read Informative

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Message To Heed Today

                          Comments about Bas Bleu Two Old Women by Velma Wallis - An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival:

                          Not only was this a quick and fun book to read it has a message that we need to heed in this day and age. If we choose to dispose of the elderly we will lose invaluable knowledge learned from experience.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          A Study in Survival

                          By Cattlover

                          from San Diego

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Engaging And Inspiring

                          Cons

                          • none

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Bas Bleu Two Old Women by Velma Wallis - An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival:

                            Great read.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Not impressed

                            By Alice

                            from Chicagoland

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Teaching Tool Of Sur

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Bas Bleu Two Old Women by Velma Wallis - An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival:

                                Not a good read for adults

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                Great book

                                By JF the Reader

                                from PA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Bas Bleu Two Old Women by Velma Wallis - An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival:

                                      bought this for my sister; now all of us sisters want to read it.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Old does not mean useless

                                      By davidskid

                                      from Huntingdon, Pa

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Enlightening
                                      • Good read

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Addition To Personal Libr
                                        • Gift To Friend

                                        Comments about Bas Bleu Two Old Women by Velma Wallis - An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival:

                                        I purchased this as a gift. I have read it and I am sure my friend will like it. Itvis greatvtobsee how two oldsters survive and prove their worth. Society today has no use for the old; it's a shame.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        Displaying reviews 1-10

                                        Back to top

                                        Previous | Next »