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Calico Captive | [Elizabeth George Speare]

Calico Captive

Early one morning in 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by shrill war whoops and the terror of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day which had promised new happiness, finds herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow of the French and Indian War.
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Publisher's Summary

Early one morning in 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by shrill war whoops and the terror of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day which had promised new happiness, finds herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow of the French and Indian War.

She endures a harrowing march north to what she imagines may be a life of slavery. But when they reach Montreal, a sudden twist of fortune brings Miriam to the acquaintance of the prominent Du Quesne family. The Du Quesnes introduce her to a life of luxury that she never could have imagined, and compel her to the most important decision of her life. Based on the actual narrative diary published in 1907, Calico Captive skillfully re-enacts an absorbing facet of history.

©1957 Elizabeth George Speare; (P)2001 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The constant shifts of locale and situation present narrator Hébert with an excellent showcase for her range of talents....But the very best part is the realistic, almost insider's, view of early American war, class structure, and prejudice." (AudioFile)
"Vital and vivid, this short novel based on the actual captivity of a pre-Revolutionary girl of Charlestown, New Hampshire, presents American history with force and verve." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    yes- it is exciting! Gives a glimpse into the life of captives-- shows how different personalities rise to meet daunting situations


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    the scene where Susannah gets her children back


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    The story was thought provoking and enjoyable--- but the ending was so abrupt that it made you wonder if the writer had left it unfinished for a while-- and then came back to the story just wanting to 'get it done and published, already!"

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    Good book and good narration voice. The voice was easy to understand and moderate in variations in sounds. We felt it wasn't over or under done. The book wasn't as interesting to us as Witch of Blackbird Pond, but it was good.

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