Indian Captive: The Story Of Mary Jemison

Paperback | February 18, 1995

byLois Lenski

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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.

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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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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 ...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.64 inPublished:February 18, 1995Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064461629

ISBN - 13:9780064461627

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

Customer Reviews of Indian Captive: The Story Of Mary Jemison

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating! I have read a lot of books and this book is one of the best! It teaches us the meaning of life. That you should cherish each momement of life and it shows that we can overcome racism.
Date published: 2000-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GOTTA READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a story about a girl who was a white Indian captive. The Indians called her "pale-face" or "white-skinned person". Its a very good book to read and learn about the Indian way of life in the 18th century. Its a great thing to read instead of watching TV on a rainy day. Its like an adventure.
Date published: 2000-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This book was excellent! Lois Lenski tells the story so that it seems as though you were actually experiencing everything right along with Mary. She makes history come alive in this award-winning novel. I definitely would recommend it!
Date published: 1999-12-02

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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.