Where the Broken Heart Still Beats: The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker

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At the age of nine, Cynthia Ann Parker was captured in an Indian raid and taken to
live as a slave with the Comanche. Twenty-four years later, she is the wife of a chief
and the mother of a young warrior destined to become the great chief Quanah Parker.
But in 1861, Parker and her infant daughter are ...

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Where the Broken Heart Still Beats: The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker

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Overview

At the age of nine, Cynthia Ann Parker was captured in an Indian raid and taken to
live as a slave with the Comanche. Twenty-four years later, she is the wife of a chief
and the mother of a young warrior destined to become the great chief Quanah Parker.
But in 1861, Parker and her infant daughter are recaptured and returned against their
will to a white settlement. This moving story is a riveting examination of the conflicts
between Native Americans and white settlers.

Having been taken as a child and raised by Comanche Indians, thirty-four-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker is forcibly returned to her white relatives, where she longs for her Indian life and her only friend is her twelve-year-old cousin Lucy.

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“A skillful examination of how individual identity is determined by cultural and social structures, and of what happens when these are drastically altered.”—Kirkus Reviews

"The captivating characters are well drawn. . . . a fascinating look at the Comanche and their captives and will be enjoyed by teens who like historical fiction and/or are interested in Native Americans and the West." —SLJ

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152956028
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/28/1992
  • Series: Great Episodes
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 297,571
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Meyer is the acclaimed author of more than fifty books for young people. Her many award-winning novels include Mary, Bloody Mary, an ABA Pick of the Lists, an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, a New York Times bestseller; White Lilacs, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an NYPL Best Book for the Teen Age, and an IRA Young Adults' Choice; and Marie, Dancing, a BookSense Pick. Ms. Meyer lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visit her website at www.readcarolyn.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Great book

    I loved learning about the life of Cynthia Ann. It's a great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2009

    It's fine

    It was good for school reading, but would not choose for fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2004

    Too depressing for my tastes

    I love reading Indian captivity stories, especially the ones where the captive enjoys his new life. However, this one is more of her life once she is taken back to her family. I hated the way she was treated by her 'white' family, except a few of them. I felt her great sadness throughout the book. When I finished reading it, I went into my son's bedroom and crawled in bed with him. I needed comfort. My heart ached for her at the loss of her children and husband.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2004

    great historical fiction

    i had to choose a book for a book report in my school.. i decided to read this novel.. it was kindda confusing at first because it went from a character's point of view, to the author's point of view..but after a while, i got the hang of it and i couldnt put it down.. its a great book.. but it is also really sad.

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