The Ransom of Mercy Carter (Paperback)

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Caroline B. Cooney is the author of The Face on the Milk Carton, and its companions, Whatever Happened to Janie?, The Voice on the Radio, and What Janie Found, as well as many other acclaimed novels.
Deerfield, Massachusetts is one of the most remote, and therefore dangerous, settlements in the English colonies. In 1704 an Indian tribe attacks the town, and Mercy Carter becomes separated from the rest of her family, some of whom do not survive. Mercy and hundreds of other settlers are herded together and ordered by the Indians to start walking. The grueling journey -- three hundred miles north to a Kahnawake Indian village in Canada -- takes more than 40 days. At first Mercy's only hope is that the English government in Boston will send ransom for her and the other white settlers. But days turn into months and Mercy, who has become a Kahnawake daughter, thinks less and less of ransom, of Deerfield, and even of her "English" family. She slowly discovers that the "savages" have traditions and family life that soon become her own, and Mercy begins to wonder: If ransom comes, will she take it?

From the Hardcover edition.


Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
ISBN 9780440227755
Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / General
Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 3-4 Ages 8-9
Format Paperback
Pages 249
Publisher Date 2002-11-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Laurel Leaf
Copyright Year 2001
Unit weight 0.28 lb
Height 7.0 in
Wdth 4.25 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Language English
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience Young adult
Authors Cooney, Caroline B.

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