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When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrrior Cuyloga. Renamed True Son, he came to think of himself as fully Indian. But eleven years later his tribe, the Lenni Lenape, has signed a treaty with the white men and agreed to return their captives, including fifteen-year-old True Son. Now he must go back to the family he has forgotten, whose language is no longer his, and whose ways of dress and behavior are as strange to him as the ways of the forest are to them. A beautifully written, sensitively told story of a white boy brought up by Indians, The Light in the Forest is a beloved American classic.

Synopsis:

Though reared as a Lenni Lenape Indian, fifteen-year-old True Son, once called John Camera Butler, was ordered back to the white man. It was impossible for True Son to believe that his people were white and not Indian. He had learned to hate the white man. And now he learned to hate his new father, his new house, his new family. He hated the name John Butler. Where did he belong now--and where could he go?

About the Author

Conrad Richter was born in Pennsylvania, the son, grandson, nephew, and great-nephew of clergymen. He was intended for the ministry, but at thirteen he declines a scholarship and left preperatory school for high school, from which he graduated at fifteen. After graduation, he went to work. His family on his mother's side was identified with the early American scene, and from boyhood on he was saturated with tales and the color of Eastern pioneer days. In 1928 he and his small family moved to New Mexico, where his heart and mind were soon caputred by the Southwest. From this time on he devoted himself to fiction. The Sea of Grass and The Trees were awarded the gold medal of the Societies of Libraries of New York University in 1942. The Town received the Pulitzer Prize in 1951, and The Waters of Kronos won the 1960 National Book Award for fiction. His other novels included The Fields (1946), The Lady (1957), A Simple Honorable Man (1962), The Grandfathers (1964), A Country of Strangers (1966; a companion to The Light in the Forest), and The Aristocrat, published just before his death in 1968.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780449704370
performance Narrated:
Joel Fabiani.
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Richter, Conrad
Location:
Prince Frederick, MD
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Pennsylvania
Subject:
Indian captivities
Subject:
Delaware indians
Subject:
United States History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Fiction.
Subject:
Talking books for children.
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Edition Number:
1st Ballantine ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
271
Publication Date:
20040914
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
6.84x4.24x.39 in. .15 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , Though reared as a Lenni Lenape Indian, fifteen-year-old True Son, once called John Camera Butler, was ordered back to the white man. It was impossible for True Son to believe that his people were white and not Indian. He had learned to hate the white man. And now he learned to hate his new father, his new house, his new family. He hated the name John Butler. Where did he belong now--and where could he go?
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