Book Reviews of Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison

Indian Captive:  The Story of Mary Jemison
Indian Captive The Story of Mary Jemison
Author: Lois Lenski
ISBN-13: 9780439652100
ISBN-10: 0439652103
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
Newbery Honor Book! This is a fantastic story by Lois Lenski, writer and illustrater extrordinare. I loved this book, a fictionalized story based on a the true experiences of Mary Jemison, who was abducted by a group of Senecas (Native American tribe, Iroquois) and "adopted." The story real is very interesting and, I felt, eye opening, as it is a view of real life inside of a tribe known for violence, a look at why they do things and the true spirit of the individuals. Absolutly lovely book, and one that I think everyone should read.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is perfect for pre-teens and young teens. it is the story of 12 year old Mary Jemison who is 1758 was taken captive by Native Americans from Southern Ohio, the Seneca Tribe on the Genesee River in what is today western New York. The Natives treated her well and she learned many things...Based on a true story.
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Helpful Score: 3
A fictional retelling of the experiences of twelve-year-old Mary Jemison, who after being captured by a Shawnee war party during the French and Indian War, is rescued and subsequently adopted by two Seneca sisters with whom she ultimately chooses to stay.
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Helpful Score: 2
In 1758 12 year old Mary Jemison was captured by Indians from her Pennsylvania farm. She lived, very usefully, for the rest of her life with these Indians. This is the story of her early years with her captors, who became her people.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent story written with amazing detail of the life of the Senecas. Captivating enough for an 8 year old and a 40 year old!
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I was looking forward to reading this book. I really was. But what could have been a wonderful biography or historical fiction was, instead, an overly simple story that is mainly Mary's interior monologue mixed with a few short bits of her interacting with the Seneca.

Indian Captive was poorly written, with overly simple narration for the intended pre-teen audience, uneven pacing, too much repetition, and awkward dialogue. The story wound on far too long with not enough plot or direction and a very anti-climactic ending. The only thing I really liked was the descriptions of Seneca methods for planting corn, making pots, etc.
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Helpful Score: 1
A children's novel based on the true story of Mary Jemison, captured and adopted by Indians in colonial Pennsylvania in 1758. Mary has a difficult time adjusting to a different society, but when she a young woman and is finally given the choice to return to the world of the European colonists, she decides to stay with her adopted people.

A book I read in my childhood and never forgotten.
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This is an excellent book!
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Great historical book.
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A fictional retelling of the experiences of twelve-year-old Mary Jemison, who after being captured by a Shawnee war party during the French and Indian War, is rescued and subsequently adopted by two Seneca sisters with whom she ultimately chooses to stay.
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This Newberry Honor book was a good story based on the true life of
the White Woman of the Genesee". Mary was taken from her family at the age of 12 and taught to live the life of the Seneca. This is a very good historical fiction story for children, and those who are young at heart.
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good book for teens or young adolescents to read. True story.
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its a great book, and i went and seen her home and the land she lived on with the Native Americans. I would seen it cuz thats were my family is from.