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Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare
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Calico Captive is the fictionalized version of A Narrative Of The Captivity Of Mrs. Johnson told from the perspective of Susannah Johnson’s younger (by ten years) sister, Miriam. As would be expected with any captivity story, it’s fascinating, fast-paced and hard to put down. The author does an excellent job of portraying a young woman confronting the competing dangers of trying to stay alive, keep family together and maintain cherishes values amidst the perplexities of multi-cultures, (English, French, Indian, and colonial) divergent religious beliefs against the backdrop of constantly changing fortunes.

Highly recommended for young—and slightly older—readers!
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Reading Progress

June 5, 2012 – Shelved
June 8, 2012 – Started Reading
June 9, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012
June 9, 2012 – Shelved as: adventure
June 9, 2012 – Shelved as: all-ages
June 9, 2012 – Shelved as: biography
June 9, 2012 – Shelved as: books-on-books
June 9, 2012 – Shelved as: classic
June 9, 2012 – Shelved as: favorites
June 9, 2012 – Shelved as: fiction
June 9, 2012 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
June 9, 2012 – Shelved as: history
June 9, 2012 – Shelved as: travel
June 9, 2012 – Shelved as: war
June 9, 2012 – Shelved as: worth-reading-over-and-over
June 9, 2012 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Homeschoolmama (new)

Homeschoolmama I've wondered what some of her other books are like. I recently finished reading the bronze Bow (have you read this? You would love that book, I think) And we read Sign of the Beaver too.

booklady It was your review which got me to thinking about reading about this book and remembering how much I like her "Witch of Blackbird Pond". She's a very good author I know!

message 3: by Frederick (new)

Frederick I read "Witch of Blackbird Pond" as an adult and liked it very much! I think we listened to it with the kids in the car also.

booklady Yes I remember liking it ... think you'd this one as well!

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