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by Caroline B. Cooney

  • ISBN: 0440227755
  • Author: Caroline B. Cooney
  • ePub ver: 1795 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Laurel Leaf (November 12, 2002)
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  • Category: Kids
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
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Home Caroline B. Cooney The Ransom of Mercy Carter. Published in the United States by Ember, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, In. New York

Home Caroline B. The Ransom of Mercy Carter, . New York. Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, New York, in 2001. Ember and the colophon are trademarks of Random House, Inc. Visit us on the Web! ww. andomhouse.

Caroline B. Cooney (born May 10, 1947) is an American author of suspense, romance, horror, and mystery books for young adults. Cooney was born in Geneva, New York. She currently resides in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Cooney's books have received. Cooney's books have received several honors, including an IRA–CBC Children's Choice and being named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Most recently Cooney's Diamonds in the Shadow was named a 2008 ALA/YALSA Quick Pick and was a nominee for the Edgar Allan Poe Award.

Another amazing Caroline B. Cooney book

Another amazing Caroline B. Cooney book. I loved it. This novel may be marketed at a young audience but if Carey's strong adult themes; such as family, your place in the world, morality, making choices and friends. Cooney is the author of The Face on the Milk Carton, and its companions . I recently discovered via Ancestry. com that Mercy Carter is, in fact, my 6th Great Grand Aunt, so was delighted to find this book about their experiences beginning on Feb. 29th, 1704

Caroline B. Cooney is the author of The Face on the Milk Carton, and its companions, Whatever Happened to Janie?, The Voice on the Radio, and What Janie Found, as well as many other acclaimed novels. 29th, 1704. While this book is fiction, it is based on historic fact. I appreciate that Ms. Cooney tells what is fact, what is fiction at the end of the story.

At first Mercy's only hope is that the English government in Boston will send ransom for her and the other white settlers.

The grueling journey - three hundred miles north to a Kahnawake Indian village in Canada - takes more than 40 days. At first Mercy's only hope is that the English government in Boston will send ransom for her and the other white settlers. But days turn into months and Mercy, who has become a Kahnawake daughter, thinks less and less of ransom, of Deerfield, and even of her "English" family

Lawrence: no soft Massachusetts brook but a thundering expanse, with constant traffic of pirogues, bateaux, dugouts and canoes bound for Montréal, a few miles downstream.

Lawrence: no soft Massachusetts brook but a thundering expanse, with constant traffic of pirogues, bateaux, dugouts and canoes bound for Montréal, a few miles downstream. There were French voyageurs. and Dutch traders, Ottawa and Menominee Indians, Sauk and Winnebago, Potawatomi and Fox bringing their furs from the far west. After so terrible a winter came an early spring. In canoes that held ten men, the Indians began coming as soon as the ice broke, bringing thousands of beaver pelts.

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Top. American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. Cooney, Caroline B. Indian captivities, Indian captivities, Mohawk Indians, Indians of North America. In 1704, in the English settlement of Deerfield, Massachusetts, eleven-year-old Mercy and her family and neighbors are captured by Mohawk Indians and their French allies, and forced to march through bitter cold to French Canada, where some adapt to new lives and some still hope to be ransomed.

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An Excerpt fromThe Ransom of Mercy Carter. Deerfield, Massachusetts. Temperature 10 degrees below zero. Dear Lord, prayed Mercy Carter, do not let us be murdered in our beds tonight. Mercy tucked her brothers in, packing them close. Or any night, she told the Lord, shifting her weight from foot to foot. Even though she wore both pairs of stockings to bed, the cold of the floor came through the heavy wool.

Deerfield, Massachusetts is one of the most remote, and therefore dangerous, settlements in the English colonies. In 1704 an Indian tribe attacks the town, and Mercy Carter becomes separated from the rest of her family, some of whom do not survive. Mercy and hundreds of other settlers are herded together and ordered by the Indians to start walking. The grueling journey -- three hundred miles north to a Kahnawake Indian village in Canada -- takes more than 40 days. At first Mercy's only hope is that the English government in Boston will send ransom for her and the other white settlers. But days turn into months and Mercy, who has become a Kahnawake daughter, thinks less and less of ransom, of Deerfield, and even of her "English" family. She slowly discovers that the "savages" have traditions and family life that soon become her own, and Mercy begins to wonder: If ransom comes, will she take it?From the Hardcover edition.
Comments (7)

Mazuzahn
Well written & I've read a lot of books about children captured by Native Americans since I was in 4th grade (many years ago). I recommend this book for adults even though it was written for older children, When I lived in Mass. from 1957 to 1966, I visited Old Deerfield Village a number of times. Having done so, helped me better visualize the Native American attack on the community is described. In addition, being familiar with the topography & the Berkshire Mountains gave be a better understanding of the forced journey the prisoners endured. How any of them survived is truly amazing; but, then, they did not live with central heating, etc. as we do today.
DEAD-SHOT
This is a young adult book that I read as a mentor for a group of young teenage girls. It is compelling in its complex yet clear examination of themes of family, loyalty, religion, duty, diversity of cultures, importance of the development of one's own identity; all told within a simple story and with very clear and compelling writing. The world a lot of teenagers live in today is very murky as to these themes and it is refreshing to find the themes clearly delineated and viewed in a world where things are very different from, yet much the same as, today's world. I wish all of today's teenagers had to read this book.
AfinaS
I recently discovered via Ancestry.com that Mercy Carter is, in fact, my 6th Great Grand Aunt, so was delighted to find this book about their experiences beginning on Feb. 29th, 1704. While this book is fiction, it is based on historic fact. I appreciate that Ms. Cooney tells what is fact, what is fiction at the end of the story. I've done research since this discovery and this is pretty much "spot on". The true horror of their experience is impossible to imagine, but the book tells the story in an age appropriate manner. I've purchased several copies to distribute among the family, as we are decendants of her brother John who is mentioned in the book. Any student of American history would certainly learn something of the dangers and struggles of our founding fathers.
Burking
It was easy to get into this book because Mercy Carter was an ancestor of mine (her brother John Carter was my sixth great grandfather) because it was personal. This book seems perfectly suited to young female readers (ages 10-16)who would like to read about a girl their age caught in a traumatic and tragic situation. Very sensitive readers may not like the descriptions of the deaths of Mercy's stepmother and some of her siblings and would need guidance. However, they will admire Mercy's courage, her own sensitivity and her eventual independence. It seems the Native Americans are treated fairly in this account. It's a good read for parent and child as it sets the stage for discussion about the role of Indians in our early colonial history.
Daizil
This was a great book that really highlighted the cultural differences between the two main character groups and how Mercy overcame those differences. This book was a great read and I had trouble putting it down. Also, the description doesn't say this, but the characters in this book are based on the true experiences of real people, with different names of course.
Vozuru
The ransom of mercy carter is by far one of my favorite books. I am constantly rereading it along with others by Caroline like Wanted!, losing Christina series, freeze, etc.. It is an amazing read and one I'd read in one sitting. It's a great read for anyone who can! Children, preteens, adults; you'll love it.
Agarus
Respect, resilience, forgiveness, faith, history, theme, character... well written and accessible. Great for children 11 - 14 and adults too!
As well-written as the rest of Cooney's books.

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