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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison

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ISBN13: 9780064461627
ISBN10: 0064461629
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In this classic frontier adventure, Lois Lenskireconstructs the real life story of Mary Jemison, who was captured in a raid as young girl and raised amongst the Seneca Indians. Meticulously researched and illustrated with many detailed drawings, this novel offers an exceptionally vivid and personal portrait of Native American life and customs.

Synopsis:

In this classic Newbery Honor Award book, Lois Lenski authentically reconstructs the fascinating story of Mary Jemison's capture, flight, and early years with the Seneca Indians. Lenski has brought her special talents for research, for writing, and for drawing to this true American story of a white girl's life among Native Americans.

About the Author

In addition to illustrating the first four Betsy-Tacy books, Lois Lenski (1893-1974) was the 1946 Newberry Medal winning author of Strawberry Girl.In addition to illustrating the first four Betsy-Tacy books, Lois Lenski (1893-1974) was the 1946 Newberry Medal winning author of Strawberry Girl.

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N, May 2, 2012 (view all comments by N)
Indian Captive is a story that will make a great gift and open doors to terrific conversations. I appreciated it as much now as an adult as I did when I was a child. I loved the gentle introduction to Native American philosophy and Molly's sensitivity to the natural beauty around her even in some of the toughest times. I really felt for poor Molly as she was tugged at by two cultures. Each was described well and without prejudice. I was glad that it showed love wins over all. Lois Lenski did the classic illustrations that I remember so fondly from my childhood. A really wonderful package.
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kimbanker, September 22, 2010 (view all comments by kimbanker)
I use this text to read aloud to my 4th graders and have found it to be amazing. I use it to give the student experience with information about the culture of the Seneca. It ties in with our local and state history. It is so amazing that students choose to read it again in 7th grade.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064461627
Subtitle:
The Story of Mary Jemison
Foreword:
Lenski, Lois
Author:
by Lois Lenski
Foreword:
Lenski, Lois
Author:
Lenski, Lois
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Subject:
Historical - United States - Colonial
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Indian captivities
Subject:
Biographical - United States
Subject:
Captivities
Subject:
Seneca Indians
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Historical - United States - Colonial & Revolutionary
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. Colonial and Revolutionary Periods
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
16-17
Publication Date:
19950218
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.65x5.23x.72 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , In this classic Newbery Honor Award book, Lois Lenski authentically reconstructs the fascinating story of Mary Jemison's capture, flight, and early years with the Seneca Indians. Lenski has brought her special talents for research, for writing, and for drawing to this true American story of a white girl's life among Native Americans.

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