Book Reviews of Tisha : The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness

Tisha : The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness
Tisha The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness
Author: Robert Specht
ISBN-13: 9780553265965
ISBN-10: 0553265962
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 50 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This book was absolutely wonderful. Get it! Even my Mom loved it, and she's not a big reader. True-to-life story of a woman who moves to a remote Alaskan village to teach.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a great book. It is a true story about a young woman teaching in the bush of Alaska in 1927. Along with the obstacles of weather and lack of supplies, she has to deal with racism against Indians that she didn't expect. The descriptions of Alaska, makes you feel as if you are right there. This story has a lot -- history, travel, coming-of-age, adventure and love.
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Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book. Adventure! Romance! An exciting setting with a story worth telling. Seemed REAL to me. Just worth every minute spent reading it -- and I wished it would go on and on.
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Helpful Score: 2
This wonderful story has love and adventure... I just couldnt put it down... and its a true story.. It gave me an appreciation for the life I have...I heartily recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 1
I found this book difficult to read, not because it is poorly written but because the story is claimed as a true one. As a researcher engaged in a project about the Fortymile and who knows the Purdy family, I can say that Tisha is a highly fictionalized account of Anne Hobbs' first year in Alaska in a town called Chicken. Read it and enjoy it as an adventurous love story but don't believe it and certainly don't try to do any genealogical or geographical research based on it.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a great book! I enjoyed learning about the history as well as the general plot.
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I really enjyed this book. It is amazing what she had to go through and being so young. I'm glad it had a happy ending. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys ligt reading.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great story - even better because it's true - of a brand new teacher who takes on the Alaskan frontier. Engaging story, very well written.
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This was a wonderful book! It really helps the reader to visualize what Tisha encountered when she moved to Alaska in 1927 to teach school. It really made me appreciate the people that settled Alaska. What strong individuals they were.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very interesting
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True love story of a young teacher in the Alaskan wilderness
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Bursting with all the warmth of James Herriot's books...the wonderful true love story of a young teacher in the Alaskan wilderness.
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I absolutely adore this book! You can tell I'm a bit enthusiastic about it, right? Tisha the young teacher has the chance of a lifetime to teach in Alaska. She jumps at the chance. Her adventures and her life are a thrilling tale to tell. And it's not FICTION - it really happened. After reading the library edition - I sent away for a really nice copy because I wanted it for my permanent library collection. A keeper. Recommend.
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The wonderful true love story of a young teacher in the Alaskan wilderness.
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Great book! If you like the books by James Herriot, you will love this book!
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I absolutely adore this book! You can tell I'm a bit enthusiastic about it, right? Tisha the young teacher has the chance of a lifetime to teach in Alaska. She jumps at the chance. Her adventures and her life are a thrilling tale to tell. And it's not FICTION - it really happened. After reading the library edition - I sent away for a really nice copy because I wanted it for my permanent library collection. A keeper. Recommend.
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I found this book difficult to read, not because it is poorly written but because the story is claimed as a true one. As a researcher engaged in a project about the Fortymile and who knows the Purdy family, I can say that Tisha is a highly fictionalized account of Anne Hobbs' first year in Alaska in a town called Chicken. Read it and enjoy it as an adventurous love story but don't believe it and certainly don't try to do any genealogical or geographical research based on it.
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TISHA is the story of a young woman in 1929 who "pulled up all stakes" to go to Alaska to teach. Racial prejudice toward Native Americans - and especially toward those of a mixed race - is a major theme, but so is the strength of the human spirit and reconciliation. The title comes from one "half-breed" (as used in the book) child trying to call her "Teacher" but it sounded like "Tisha."
I found this to be a fascinating story of life in then relatively- unsettled Alaska.
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I thought this book was just totally readable. I couldn't put it down. The true story of a 19 year old female school teacher who goes to Alaska. An amazing story.
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Wonderful story of a young teacher's experience in the Alaskan wilds. Highly recommend!