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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.
“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
Posted March 18, 2009
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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Posted November 3, 2004
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.
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Posted December 27, 2012
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.
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Posted December 17, 2012
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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Posted February 1, 2014
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.
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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!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.