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.
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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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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