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    Calico Captive
    by Elizabeth George Speare, W.T. Mars

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    • Genres: fiction, historical, childrens, classics, adventure, romance, juvenile, school
    • Author: Elizabeth George Speare, W.T. Mars
    • Places: New Hampshire
    • ISBN: 9780618150762 (0618150765)
    • Release date: October 29, 2001
    • Awards: Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Nominee (1959)
    • Format: paperback, 288 pages
    • Language: english
    • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

    About The Book

    In the year 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by the terrifying cries of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day that had promised new happiness, finds herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow of the French and Indian War.

    It is a harrowing march north. Miriam can only force herself to the next stopping place, the next small portion of food, the next icy stream to be crossed. At the end of the trail waits a life of hard work and, perhaps, even a life of slavery. Mingled with her thoughts of Phineas Whitney, her sweetheart on his way to Harvard, is the crying of her sister’s baby, Captive, born on the trail.

    Miriam and her companions finally reach Montreal, a city of shifting loyalties filled with the intrigue of war, and here, by a sudden twist of fortune, Miriam meets the prominent Du Quesne family, who introduce her to a life she has never imagined. Based on an actual narrative diary published in 1807, Calico Captive skillfully reenacts an absorbing facet of history.

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