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James Printer: A Novel of Rebellion

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It's 1675, and Bartholomew Green is a printer's devil in his father's print shop in Cambridge Massachusetts—he sorts type, runs and fetches, sweeps and scrubs. And he learns bookmaking from master apprentice James Printer, a Nipmuck Indian who is Bartholomew's friend as well as his teacher.

When tensions between the white settlers and local Indian tribes erupt into war, the

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Paperback, 220 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Scholastic (first published 1997)
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Nickie
Feb 17, 2009 is currently reading it
this book sucks and is confusing
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Aug 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
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This book falls into the realm of historical fiction, though considering it was about an little known character from King Philip's War it may have well been about outer space. I constantly felt that as I began to read this book I was pushing into a darkened room, trying to read a torch-lit text from a dead language about a man history has forgotten.
James Printer is a footnote from the earliest days of our nation's history. He was taken from his family after the English Pox had killed his mother
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Becky
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A thoroughly researched and engagingly written historical novel about King Philip's War in 1675. King Philip's War was a conflict between the English in the colony of Massachusetts Bay and the Pokanoket and other Indian tribes. The novel is the story of James Printer, a Nipmunk, who was raised in Cambridge and apprenticed to a printer. When the war comes he is caught between the two cultures. It is a great book for bringing up discussions of how we treat people who are different from us, loyalty ...more
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Aug 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
1998 PEN Center USA Award Winners for Children's Literature
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Takes place during King Philip's War. Based on an actual historical figure.
Nolan
Jun 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Kind of gross book in some parts but is very very exciting.

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