Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catherine Carey Logan, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763 (Dear America Series)

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A Quaker girl's diary reflects her experiences growing up in the Delaware River Valley of Pennsylvania and her capture by Lenape Indians in 1763.

A Quaker girl's diary reflects her experiences growing up in the Delaware River Valley of Pennsylvania and her capture by Lenape Indians in 1763.

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Overview

A Quaker girl's diary reflects her experiences growing up in the Delaware River Valley of Pennsylvania and her capture by Lenape Indians in 1763.

A Quaker girl's diary reflects her experiences growing up in the Delaware River Valley of Pennsylvania and her capture by Lenape Indians in 1763.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Opening this little book, which does resemble a diary, reveals the personal thoughts of Catharine, a Quaker girl living in the Delaware Valley of Pennsylvania in 1763. The Quakers had lived in peace with the Native Americans who they treated fairly and with respect, but greed and a burgeoning population have changed that relationship. Catharine and her brother Thomas are captured and brought to live separately among the Lenape. The separation from her family and her brother is difficult and only her faith and the ability to write in her dairy seem to provide solace. Finally, she begins to accept her new life and is even reunited with her brother. But life takes another twist and the heartbreak continues. Osborne's words paint the images and readers feel Catharine's anguish in this moving story of a young girl caught between two cultures.
The ALAN Review - Laura M. Zaidman
Part of the Dear America Series and subtitled The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763, this easy-to-read story should appeal to reluctant readers. Catharine, a spirited adolescent, writes about her Quaker life, then her capture by the Linape tribe and her return home. Her journal's epistolary style (reminiscent of Joan Blos's Newbery Medal-winning A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32) offers a sense of immediacy as her experiences come alive. Balanced nicely are the book's historical facts, such as William Penn's establishing his "A Holy Experiment" in Quaker government in 1682, and the engaging human interest story a girl's coming of age. The appendix provides additional material to illuminate this fascinating period in American history, for example, notes about colonial America, maps, illustrations of Penn and the Lenape, candle-making instructions, and the title page from a 1682 captive narrative.
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Praise for the Dear America series:

“More than a supplement to classroom textbooks, this series is an imaginative, solid entre into American history.” –Publishers Weekly

“An impressive series that will challenge students to make connections from prominent historical events to relevant life situations . . . A wonderful asset to the classroom as well as to home libraries.” –Children's Book Service Review

“Engaging, accessible historical fiction.” –School Library Journal

“The Dear America diaries represent the best of historical fiction for any age.” –Chicago Tribune

Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Caty relates her experiences as a thirteen-year-old Quaker girl in Pennsylvania from November 1763 through November 1764 through journal writings. The first entries give information about her home, school, and church life in the colony. Then Caty and her younger brother are captured by the Lenape Indian tribe on January 4th. Journal entries from that date through October 10th are undated as Caty describes her initial feelings of anger and then her eventual adjustment to life with the Indians. About the time she has grown to love and respect her captors, Englishmen invade the village. They massacre her adopted family and friends. She and her brother are greatly changed when they return home. Caty is happy to be reunited with her family, especially her father, but vivid memories of the past ten months prevent her from slipping back into the life she left. An appendix contains drawings and copies of historical paintings from the era. Although the author notes that the story is fictional, the historical accuracy concerning both the Quakers and the Lenape make this a good source for colonial studies as well as an engrossing coming of age tale. Part of the "Dear America" series. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439555159
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Series: Dear America Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Pope Osborne

Mary Pope Osborne is the acclaimed author of many books for children. She is best known for her Magic Tree House series as well as her titles in the Dear America and My America series. She lives with her husband in New York City.

Biography

Ever since 1992, Mary Pope Osborne has been thrilling kids everywhere with her delightfully exciting Magic Tree House series. The globetrotting escapades of time travelers Jack and Annie are brimming with adventure and magic (not to mention some subtly placed lessons on history and geography). With a life like Osborne's, it's only natural that she would be capable of bringing such wondrous stories to life.

Osborne was brought up in a military family, and her parents' work led to a lifestyle marked by constant change. "By the time I was 15," she says on randomhouse.com, "I had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida, and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina." While many kids would probably feel disoriented by such constant change, Osborne wouldn't have had it any other way. "Moving was never traumatic for me, but staying in one place was. When my dad finally retired to a small town in North Carolina, I nearly went crazy with boredom. I craved the adventure and changing scenery of our military life."

And adventure is exactly what Osborne got! After college, she embarked on a series of daring treks across the globe that would surely give Jack and Annie a run for their money. "For a while I camped in a cave on the island of Crete," she said. "Then I joined up with a small band of European young people heading to 'The East.' We traveled through 11 Asian countries and nearly lost our lives, first in an earthquake in northern Afghanistan and then in a riot in Kabul."

Following an illness she contracted in Katmandu, Osborne returned home to the U.S. trying her hand at a vast variety of jobs: window dresser, medical assistant, Russian travel consultant, waitress, bartender, and an assistant editor at a children's magazine. Although Osborne had unconsciously moved closer toward her ultimate career, she says that her first attempts at writing seemed to come without warning. "One day, out of the blue, I began writing a story about an 11-year-old girl in the South," she recalls. "The girl was a lot like me, and many of the incidents in the story were similar to happenings in my childhood...it became a young adult novel called Run, Run Fast as You Can. Finally, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up."

She sure did! Since then, Osborne has penned a slew of stories, including picture books, chapter books, middle-grade biographies, and young adult novels; but she is indisputably best known for her wonderful Magic Tree House books, a happy hodge-podge of history and mystery with a time travel theme kids find irresistible. No doubt inspired by Osborne's own highly adventurous life, these exiting expeditions have attracted droves of children and pleased educators by combining compulsively readable storytelling with useful facts about geography and history.

As was written of the series in Children's Literature, "Mary Pope Osborne provides nicely paced excitement for young readers, and there's just enough information mixed in so that children will take away some historical fact along with a sense of accomplishment at having completed a chapter book." As much as Osborne has certainly pleased her readers (not to mention their parents and teachers), perhaps no one is quite as pleased as she. "I'm one of those very lucky people who absolutely loves what they do for a living," she explained. "There is no career better suited to my eccentricities, strengths, and passions than that of a children's book author."

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A few fascinating outtakes from our interview with Osborne:

"One of the most defining experiences of my life was traveling overland in an old van through the Middle East and Asia in the early 1970's. One day, when a small group of us were camped in a remote part of northern Afghanistan, we saw a woman riding horseback over the sloping plain. Her long brown hair floated on the wind and she wore a bright gypsy-style dress. When she got closer, I realized she was one of my roommates from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill! Though I didn't even know she'd left the U.S.—and she didn't know I was in Afghanistan, we weren't that surprised to come upon each other. That says a lot about the times we were living in then."

"After 26 years of living in New York City, my husband Will and I now spend most of our time in Northwestern Connecticut, living in a house that overlooks a lake. We kayak and hike with our two Norfolk terriers, Joey and Mr. Bezo. Will's learning Italian, and I've been working with a tutor for two years trying to understand Dante's Divine Comedy. One of my biggest hobbies is reading philosophy and theology. We spend lots of time, of course, on our work. After writing three shows for the Morehead Planetarium in North Carolina, Will's writing a musical based on the Magic Tree House series. I'm writing book # 38 in the series. I also spend a lot of time with my sister Natalie Pope Boyce who works on the Magic Tree House Research Guides. Natalie and our nephews and some of our best friends live nearby in the Berkshires Hills of Massachusetts, so we're up there a lot, too. My only complaint is there is not enough time to do all I want to do. For instance, I'd love to take drawing classes and I'd love to paint the lake we're living on. And I'd love to bird watch and become a better cook and learn about classical music. Maybe sometime in the future...."

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    1. Hometown:
      Goshen, Connecticut
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 20, 1949
    2. Place of Birth:
      Fort Sill, Oklahoma
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of North Carolina
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  • Posted March 18, 2009

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    I LOVE THIS BOOK!

    I read this book many years ago, and recently read it again. I never get tired of reading this book. It's for all ages and it's very touching. An adult version of this book is "The Red Heart" by James Alexander Thom. I actually bought the movie of this and it was really good. The book is about a young Quaker girl who was kidnapped with her brother walking to school. They live with the Native for many months until they are recovered. She finds love with a Native American and they were supposed to marry, but he was murdered. She never does find love after "Snow Hunter" but instead fighting for rights for Native Americans. She eventually with intense research discovers the young brave who she was going to wed, was a white settler taken when he was very young.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2004

    One of my favorite books

    Standing in the light is about a young girl named Catherine who lives in Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania in the year 1763. While she and her young brother are on their way to school one morning, they are captured by a tribe of the Lenape Indians. Catherine must go through many ordeals while with the Indians. But soon she comes to love her Indian family. This book is very educational about the Lenape Indians and how things were back then. Catherine has a wonderful personality that you cant help but love. This book is filled with adventure, happiness, sadness, and romance. This is a great book and you wont regret reading it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Cool

    I havent read it but from all the reviews it sounds soooooo cool i am going to read it right know wish me luck

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Anonymous

    This book was very touching I read page 46 and it said snow bird captures snow hunter. When snow hunter kissed Caty i knew I had to keep reading. When I found out that snow hunter was killed I instantly felt bad because Caty will never marry snow hunter. This book was a good book. I think you should read this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2012

    This book was absolutely amazing. I'm a senior in high school an

    This book was absolutely amazing. I'm a senior in high school and I still read this book. I would recommend this book to anyone, and everyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Luv it

    I love it so good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Wonderful!!!

    This is such a great book!!!!!! I loved it from beginning to start!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    I read this book !!!

    I like the part where she falls in love with snow hunter
    But its realy sad that snow hunter gets killd:(-sigh

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Awsome

    It is great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    Awe Awesome

    Great book i have read it bout 6 times :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Millie's reveiw

    A thrilling book. Very intense and is exciting

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    I love this 100%

    This book is has a happy begining but a sad ending. This was about a girl that was captured by some lenape indans. But in the end she gets back to her family in the end. If you like this book as much as I do try reading the other Dear America books like A Long Way From Home.
    Sincerly,
    Gianna

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    Luv 2 read

    Best book ever with a very sad ending

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    Dear diary

    I watch this show on qubo channel they are so good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

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    I love this book i almost have all the books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Best one!!!

    I sobbed when i heard that the snow hunter had died. It was heartbreaking! I still havent gotten over it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Anonymous

    I thought it was ok but really short considering it cost like seven dollars (it only had sixty pages). The end was depressing. Over all it did not meet my exspectations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

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    Well I would like to slap the ppls who took her back until their face was red!!! She seemed a whole Lot happier with the indians! And the people who lived there invaded the indians territory and treated the indians like dirt! Those people didnt even know what the indians were like!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    AWESOME!!!!!!

    The begining was boring but it was a awesome book! If you haven't read it yet, read it NOW!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    Well it sonds o-k 'th i like the roaly dairers

    Wrote up there

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