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Calico Captive Paperback – October 29, 2001
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Early one morning in the year 1754 the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, was shattered by shrill war whoops and the terror of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day which had promised new happiness, found herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow of the French and Indian War.
It was a horrowing march north. Miriam could only force herself to the next stopping place, the next small portion of food, the next icy stream to be crossed. What waits at the end of the trail--besides an Indian quantlet and a life of slavery? --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top customer reviews
Based on a true story, it reads as well today as it did 50 years ago. Great to see a strong heroine that actually existed! Surviving without "super powers" or "magical assistance" this family's story is amazing enough to keep any young reader interested, and provides some great life lessons without being preachy or overbearing.
Change the style of dress and locale - and this could be a contemporary story of kidnapping on the high seas, or foreign missionary work...the base experiences could happen today, and the emotions and reactions of the characters still resonate.
There is a reason I recognized this book decades after reading it!