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Publisher's Summary

"Full of history, danger, courage and raw survival, this compelling novel by acclaimed author Joseph Bruchac is certain to have readers on the edge of their seat, start to finish." (The Dallas Morning News)

Saxso is 14 when the British attack his village. It’s 1759, and war is raging in the northeast between the British and the French, with the Abenaki people - Saxso’s people - by their side. Without enough warriors to defend their homes, Saxso’s village is burned to the ground. Many people are killed, but some, including Saxso’s mother and two sisters, are taken hostage. Now it’s up to Saxso, on his own, to track the raiders and bring his family back home...before it’s too late.

"Historical fiction doesn't get much better than this. The narrative itself is thrilling." (Booklist, starred review)

"A heartbreaking but exciting story." (School Library Journal, starred review)

Winner of the Disney Adventures Best Historical Fiction Award

An SLJ Best Book of the Year

A New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age 

©2002 Joseph Bruchac (P)2019 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"Full of history, danger, courage and raw survival, this compelling novel by acclaimed author Joseph Bruchac is certain to have readers on the edge of their seat, start to finish." —The Dallas Morning News

"Historical fiction doesn't get much better than this. The narrative itself is thrilling." —Booklist, starred review

"A heartbreaking but exciting story." —School Library Journal, starred review

"An exciting and well-written novel that will appeal to any reader who enjoys a good story." —VOYA

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