Death on Sacred Ground

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

In the deep woods of Pikes Landing, New York, on a Seneca reservation a girl is found murdered with an arrow through her heart. When they hear about the shocking death, Vivi and her father, Rabbi Hartman, find themselves in the middle of a mystery. There they find a violent standoff between the local townsfolk and the Seneca. The death of the girl may not be what it seems, and strange events keep happening. Unsure of who to trust, Vivi searches for the solution to the disturbing death, but finds danger instead!

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 7
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Text Type Fiction—Mystery
BISACS JUV028000, JUV011040
Dewey [Fic]
Lexile 580
ATOS Reading Level 4.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 49699
Accelerated Reader® Points 4.0
Features Awards and Reviewed


  • Children's Literature Choice List, Winner, 2001
  • Joan G. Sugarman Children's Book Award Honorable Mention, Commended, 2001
  • NYPL Books for the Teen Age, Winner, 2001
  • Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable, Commended, 2001



" . . .Vivi and her father are appealing, and there’s plenty of authentic atmosphere."

Kirkus Reviews

“Feder interweaves details of Jewish and Seneca traditions and ceremonies and is knowledgeable about and respectful of both groups. . .”
Kirkus Reviews