Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
AHH! I was searching for this book. I couldn't remember the name of it, but it was one of my very favorite books when I was younger.
I have tracked it down at the library and re-read it. It is as good as I remember. This would be a fun read to get a young tom-boy into reading. It's not girly.
This was such a good book. It's all about a young girl of a settler's family who gets taken captive by Indians. She hates them and fears them but after living with them she learns their language and grows to respect their culture. She eventually finds that she loves her Indian family.
Clean read... well written... just lovely all around.
Lois Lenski spent a lot of time researching Indian culture and trying to make everything in the book authentic -- and it shows. Even the smallest detail is as accurate as she could make it. She even has illustrations throughout the book which are neat.
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