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Calico Captive
Calico Captive
Author: Elizabeth George Speare
Based on an actual narrative diary, this is the story of a young girl captured by Indians in 1754, sold to the French for ransom, and eventually returned home. "A swiftly moving story . . . Excellent characterization . . . recommended for all schools and public libraries." -- School Library Journal, starred review
ISBN-13: 9781439561171
ISBN-10: 1439561176
Publication Date: 10/10/2008
Pages: 274
Edition: Reprint
Reading Level: Young Adult

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Book Type: Library Binding
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Beautiful Gift book.

In the year 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by the terrifying cries of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day that had promised new happiness, finds herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow of the French and Indian War.
It is a harrowing march north. Miriam can only force herself to the next stopping place, the next small portion of food, the next icy stream to be crossed. At the end of the trail waits a life of hard work and, perhaps, even a life of slavery. Mingled with her thoughts of Phineas Whitney, her sweetheart on his way to Harvard, is the crying of her sisters baby, Captive, born on the trail.
Miriam and her companions finally reach Montreal, a city of shifting loyalties filled with the intrigue of war, and here, by a sudden twist of fortune, Miriam meets the prominent Du Quesne family, who introduce her to a life she has never imagined. Based on an actual narrative diary published in 1807, Calico Captive skillfully reenacts an absorbing facet of history.
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This book was wonderful. The writing was gorgeous and the whole time period interesting. Do not mistake this book for meerly a childrens book, though it may be stocked at the childrens section at your library, it has all the charm to intrest the oldest adult. I loved this book so much, it was a stay up all nighter.
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