This book is the story of my Great, Great, Great, Great Grandma I thought this was an amazing tell of that part of her life I myself would have loved to have read about her life after all she went through I would like to thank everyone for reading I had to read this book for a class i was taking and thought that i would just skim it, however before i knew it i was so caught up in this story even though it is a book for younger students i enjoyed it very much My granddaughter told me that this is one of her favorite books so of course I read it as a bonding experience The Beaded Moccasins is an historical novel based on the story of Mary Campbell, a girl who was kidnapped by Delaware Indians on the morning of her twelfth birthday With her captors, she walked from Pennsylvania to Ohio The morning she was taken, she was angry with her entire family Her father forgot to wish her a happy birthday Her brother was allowed to sleep in while Mary had to be up and doing chores And then that mother, well, she favored that brother to be sure Even as Mary endured many hardships with her new Delaware family, such as sleeping in a cave with hibernating bears during a brutally cold winter and having to tan leather with a mixture of the animal s brains and human urine she still held her grudge against her family Slowly over time her angry feelings toward her family of origin eased Likewise, her feelings of being an outsider in her adopted family eased By the end she was an amazing and very hard working Delaware daughter Indeed, after a rain storm of biblical proportions she was heralded for her hard work and was given her new name, Woman Who Saved The Corn It s only in the Afterword that we learn Mary s captivity ended in 1764, five years after it started I would love to read the next installment of Mary Campbell s story to hear how she adjusted to her old new life. Not nearly as good as Echohawk I didn t like Mary much, but I did feel bad for her mother I m glad the author included the notes at the end about Mary s real life it added some much needed closure for me I m glad I read it, but yeah, not as good as Durrant s other books. This was an interesting and factual, as well as entertaining, story to read Mary is only 12 years old when she is captured by the Algonquin near her home in Pennyslvania Though terrified and worried about her white family, she quickly acclimates into the new world she has been forced into Taken to replace a cherished granddaughter who has died , she soon becomes a loved member of the tribe s chief, daughter, and son in law Mary never stops wondering if she ll ever return to the Campbells, but grows to love her new family as well. Generally, I do not care for Y A books as they are too juvenile Nevertheless, I could not resist picking this book up at my local library when I noticed that it is about Mary Campbell of the Mary Campbell Cave in the Gorge Metropark My children and I read the plaque in the cave about her every time we hike at the gorge and imagine what it would have been like to spend the winter there Imagine no Lynda Durrant has written a plausible tale describing what it would have been like to be kidnapped by the Delaware at the age of 12 Durrant writes in detail about young Mary s struggle between assimilating and clinging to the memories of her past Akronites will especially like thinking about the land around them as it was hundreds of years ago, where some of its natural features still impress. Amazing E Book, Beaded Moccasins Author Lynda Durrant This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Beaded Moccasins, Essay By Lynda Durrant Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You Had to read it for school and liked it. amazing read Fascinating story Quick, easy read with well developed characters, storyline, and interesting facts.
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- 192 pages
- Beaded Moccasins
- Lynda Durrant
- 01 February 2017 Lynda Durrant