Book Reviews of Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan (Dear America)

Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan (Dear America)
Standing in the Light The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan - Dear America
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
ISBN-13: 9780439445542
ISBN-10: 043944554X
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 186
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan (Dear America) on + 25 more book reviews
**** Disclaimer! The ISBN lists this book as a hardcover, but the book I'm posting is the paperback version. Same story, different format ****

Grade 4-7-Set in the Delaware Valley of Pennsylvania in 1763 and written in journal format, this book tells the story of Caty Logan, a Quaker girl who is upset by news of Indian raids on nearby farms. Although her father explains that these attacks are in retaliation for promises broken by the settlers and the English government, she is still frightened. While on their way to school several weeks later, Caty and her brother are captured by a group of Lenape. Although she fears that they will both be murdered, they are not harmed and are given to two members of the tribe who had lost children to measles, a disease brought by white traders. Through her friendship with Snow Hunter, a young man who had been captured nine years earlier, Caty gains an understanding of these people and their beliefs. She also begins to fall in love with him. Eventually, English soldiers rescue the girl and her brother. Caty's return to Quaker life is very difficult; she feels estranged from her mother and her old friends and yearns for Snow Hunter and her Indian family. Osborne successfully sustains readers' attention with a strong story line while informing them about American history. Through Caty's experiences, they will gain a clearer understanding of the Quaker religion and the beliefs of the Lenape. Complete with background information and illustrations depicting life during this era, this is a solid piece of historical fiction.
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Good way to present history - also a good look at the thought processes of a hostage and how it changes their life completely.
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Good Book.