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Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison [Paperback]

By Lois Lenski (Author) & Lois Lenski (Illustrator)
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The true story of Mary Jemison, a young girl taken captive by the Seneca Indians, features a personal account of the experience authentically reconstructed and illustrated, and includes the discoveries that can be made when two cultures collide. Reprint.

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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.

Awards and Recognitions
Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski has received the following awards and recognitions -

  • Newbery Medal - 1942 Honor Book - Children's category

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperCollins
Pages   298
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.65" Width: 5.23" Height: 0.72"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 18, 1995
Publisher   HarperTrophy
Age  10-14
ISBN  0064461629  
ISBN13  9780064461627  
UPC  046594004956  

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More About Lois Lenski

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lois Lenski was the author and illustrator of more than 90 books for children, including the very popular -Mr. Small- picture books. She is counted among the most influential author-illustrators of the twentieth century. She was awarded the Newbery Medal for STRAWBERRY GIRL and a Newbery Honor for both INDIAN CAPTIVE and PHEBE FAIRCHILD.

Lois Lenski was born in 1893 and died in 1974.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
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3Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Fiction > Colonial
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6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Multicultural Stories > Native North & South Americans
7Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12
8Books > Subjects > Teens > History & Historical Fiction > Historical Fiction
9Books > Subjects > Teens > Literature & Fiction > Adventure & Thrillers

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Reviews - What do customers think about Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison?

An interesting book!  Apr 9, 2008
I bought this book for my 11 year old daughter who enjoys biographies, especially about women and girls. I actually ended up reading the book before she did, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much *I* enjoyed it. It gives a realistic view of Mary's life after being kidnapped by indians, and her physical, mental, and emotional struggles over losing her family and having to adapt to a new way of life. It's a great book, and I recommend it for any pre-teen, but especially for young girls who enjoy reading true stories about girls close to their own ages.
Not so normal  Jan 14, 2008
If you like books about young girls who get captured then Indian Captive is the book for you by Lois Lenski! Mary Jemison and her family are captured by the Seneca Indians in Eastern Pennsylvania. The Seneca's take them far away from their homeland to many different places. She is separated from her family with only her little brother and another captive. Many things will happen! Will she see her family ever again? Will she learn to accept what happened? What will happen? I would recommend this book to my peers because it is full of excitement! We give it 5 stars because it has a lot of adventure!
written by Tiffani,Katheren,and Katrina
Fantastic!  Jan 24, 2007
Indian Captive was probly one of THE best books I have ever read. The story line was great and had many supporting details. As a summary the book is about a girl who's family gets attacked by Indians and she was kept as a captive. Molly has to learn the way of the indians. Sometimes she got so homesick, She even attempted to run away. She made a hard decision in the near end. The big question of who will she choose to live with?
So read the book! It has so much more to it.
I promise to you that you will find this book amazing. I give it a positive 100%. SO what are you waiting for hurry and read it!
Indian Captive  Jan 12, 2007
Indian Captive, writhen by Lois Lenski, is a based true story of young Mary Jemison, who was taken, in the year of 1758, by Seneca Indian. A band of warriors invaded her house and took her family captive. Mary is separated from her family. They went across mountains and valleys to get to Fort Duquesne. Mary was sold to two Indian women, and was taken to their village.
At the village, Mary got a new name of Corn tassel and was called Corn tassel because of her blond hair. She was miserable so she tried to runaway. She makes new friends and starts to enjoy living with Indian. She is offered a chance to go back with her family, but she can't leave her new family behind. Will she ever see her family again, or will she stay with the Indians? Read the book and find out.
We give this book *** [3] and a half stars, because interesting and exciting. We recommend this book to our friends.
Great Job!!   Jan 3, 2007
This book is an exciting adventure about a girl who got captured by indians. At the end she has a choice to go back to her own kind. She has now become a sister of the indians. I love this book.

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