Joseph Bruchac was raised by his grandparents, who ran a general store; his grandfather was part Abenaki Indian. Over time, Bruchac learned about his Native heritage, and it became the basis for his many books for children, including CHILDREN OF THE LONGHOUSE, HIDDEN ROOTS, and EAGLE SONG. Author Michelle Parker-Rock interviewed Joseph Bruchac, who talked about how he grew up, how he learned to be a writer, what inspires him, and how he works today. He also offers advice to kids who want to write too. Includes many quotes and family photos.