Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison

Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison

by Lois Lenski
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Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski

Mary Jemison has been captured by a Shawnee war party! How will she survive?

When twelve-year-old Mary Jemison and her family are captured by Shawnee raiders, she’s sure they’ll all be killed. Instead, Mary is separated from her siblings and traded to two Seneca sisters, who adopt her and make her one of their own. Mary misses her home, but the tribe is kind to her. She learns to plant crops, make clay pots, and sew moccasins, just as the other members do. Slowly, Mary realizes that the Indians are not the monsters she believed them to be. When Mary is given the chance to return to her world, will she want to leave the tribe that has become her family? This Newbery Honor book is based on the true story of Mary Jemison, the pioneer known as the “White Woman of the Genesee.” This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Lenski including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453227527
Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween
Publication date: 12/27/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 316
Sales rank: 194,781
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Born in Springfield, Ohio, in 1893, Lois Lenski achieved acclaim as both an author and illustrator of children’s literature. For her Regional America series, Lenski traveled to each of the places that became a subject of one of her books. She did meticulous research and spoke with children and adults in the various regions to create stories depicting the lives of the inhabitants of those areas. Her novel of Florida farm life, Strawberry Girl, won the Newbery Award in 1946. She also received a Newbery Honor in 1942 for Indian Captive, a fictionalized account of the life of Mary Jemison. Lenski died in 1974.
Born in Springfield, Ohio, in 1893, Lois Lenski achieved acclaim as both an author and illustrator of children’s literature. For her Regional America series, Lenski traveled to each of the places that became a subject of one of her books. She did meticulous research and spoke with children and adults in the various regions to create stories depicting the lives of the inhabitants of those areas. Her novel of Florida farm life, Strawberry Girl, won the Newbery Award in 1946. She also received a Newbery Honor in 1942 for Indian Captive, a fictionalized account of the life of Mary Jemison. Lenski died in 1974.

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Indian Captive 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
19tj More than 1 year ago
This book is the story of Mary Jeminson and her life with the Indians. Indian Captive is about a girl named Molly who is taken away from her family. She traveled with the Indians day and night, and finally was in her new home Seneca town. There she lived with the Indians. Learned their language, learned their lessons and much more. My favorite part of this book is when Molly feels like the Indians are her new family. I recomend this book to anyone who likes to sit for the whole evening and read. Is she going to like the Indians? Want to know? Read the book.
19hs More than 1 year ago
This book was about a girl named Mary Jemison, but everyone calls her Molly, and her adventure with the Indians and what they were like. She discovers how to cook like them, eat like them, and sew like them. She makes good friends on the way. My favorite character in this book was the Indian story teller because I really liked the stories he told. I did not really like the book because it was a little bit boring but I did like some parts. My favorite part was when the story teller came. My least favorite part was when Mary was just walking and walking. I really did not like the beginning of the story because I did not understand what was going on. It was not a bad book, but if you¿re like me and you like books that get to the point straight away and do not like super super long books that detail a lot, then you probably wouldn¿t like this book.
19bw More than 1 year ago
The Indian Captive is a book I will always remember. Molly Jemison, an average girl on the Pennsylvania home-front, is taken captive by the indians. Soon she finds out that she has been adopted by an American Indian woman called Earth Woman. Molly makes many friends in her fight to freedom and she soon finds out that she can feel just as at home with the indians as she did with her birth family. If you want to know if she will ever go back with her native people read this book NOW!
19az1 More than 1 year ago
Indian Captive is an amazing true story and is very touching. Indian Captive is about a girl that gets captured by the Indians and has to walk a long way before she reaches the Indian village Seneca town. She learns to plant, cook, and make clothes in the Indian way and she even learns to speak Indian and a lot more. My favourite part was when Molly the girl makes friends with Turkey Feather because that was just like how I make friends at new schools. If you like learning about Native American Indian cultures you will never put this book down. Even if you're not interested in Indians , give this book a try. Will Molly be able to stay with the Indians or will she run away?
19sk More than 1 year ago
It is a story about a girl named Mary Jemison, (but she is always called Molly) getting kidnapped by Indians. By living with the Indians, she learns lots of things about nature and faces a new life. My favourite part of the story is when Molly makes friends with a girl the same age as her called Beaver Girl. I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about what kind of life Indians lead. If you want to find out if Molly ever went back to the white people again, go read the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read. Its my favorite. I have probably read it 50 times and it never gets old. Every woman, no matter what your age, should read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So go i was upset when it was done .pore girl tooken from her family i would rather die
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had to read for school.... I LOVED IT!!!!!
road2know More than 1 year ago
What an interesting journey this young girl takes. You will enjoy the way the story unfolds and the lessons that Molly learns along the way. I enjoyed how accurately the story seem to reflect the time period and the Indian culture.
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I had to read it for YASA ( a book club for girls) and i really enjoyed it! If you like adventure and challenge this the book for U!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good story, to bad the pictures are so small. To review before mine. You need to learn to spell.
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I really enjoyed reading the book. It is an eninteresting book to read. I like it because it adventerus book. I highly recamend it for people who read book adverturus book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading this book for a book report never finish becuz its sssssssoooooooooooooo boring dont read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with some other people. It sucks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was my favorite book by far, it has my two favorite things, realityish stuff, and INDIANS!!!! I loved learning about the seneca indians and their lifestyle, and how they coped with the wars and settlers taking their land, that stuff always made me angry. I'd say great read for ages 9- I'm not sure. This book is GREAT although I'd strongly advise reading the free sample first, but I think you'd get sucked in anyway, I couldn't put it down!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about mollys hard journey to her new home i paid but its defentily worth it for all ages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very interesting book! Children will love it... I know I did! I'm reading it to my younger siblings and they enjoy it very much, always wanting more! It shows the way the Indians live and how hard it is for white people to live with them. I like how it has a happy ending too! (Well, semi happy)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got my (paper back) copy when I was in fivth grade and I truly regret not reading it right away. Molly is so nice and when i finally did finish reading it I was so proud of myself. Very well written and I recomend it to everyone