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Standing in the Light

The Captive Diary of Catherine Carey Logan, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763
(A book in the Dear America series)
A novel by

Inspired by the timeless environs of her Delaware Valley home, the author of the Magic Tree House series gives readers 8 to 12 this fictional diary of a colonial Quaker girl, kidnapped by Lenape Indians in 1764. When she and her brother are taken, she keeps the journal and ink her father had given her at Christmas. She writes of all she observes among the Lenape and her growing feelings of kinship with the Indians. When soldiers brutally "rescue" them from the native family they have been living with, both the girl and her younger brother find it hard to readjust to colonial society. The book is illustrated with a section of captioned drawings and period artwork, and offers a historical note describing Quaker peacemaking efforts on behalf of Native Americans.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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