Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Ketchum, Liza.
New York : Clarion Books, 2005.
IL 5-8, RL 3.8
ISBN 0618400850
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Years after the violent Indian raids during the Revolutionary War, two families come face to face with the prejudices left by the war.  Daniel has been living in Vermont with his family since long before the raids.  He remembers hiding in a cave during that awful night.  What makes it even harder for Daniel is that his mother is Peqout and when people look at him, they sometimes just see an Indian and not a member of the community.  When Hiram Coombs and his family move in to the abandoned farm near by, Daniel thinks he will finally have a friend to be with.  But Hiram also remembers the Indian raids.  The raid where he was taken by the Indians.  Where his uncle was taken and has not been seen since.  Can these two boys, and their families, look beyond the past in order to create a new future?
SUBJECTS:     Prejudices -- Fiction.
                        Vermont -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
                        Pequot Indians -- Fiction.
                        Indians of North America -- Connecticut -- Fiction.
                        Conduct of life -- Fiction.
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