The Arrow over the Door

Type
Book
ISBN 10
0803720785 
ISBN 13
9780803720787 
Category
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Publication Year
1998 
Publisher
Dial 
Pages
96 
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Description
To fourteen-year-old Samuel Russell, called "coward" for his peace-loving Quaker beliefs, the summer of 1777 is a time of fear. He knows there will soon be a great battle near his home in Saratoga, New York, for the British army is approaching. The Russells are in danger from Indians and raiders roaming the are - yet to fight back is not the Friends' way.

To Stands Straight, a young Abenaki Indian on a mission to scout for King George, all Americans are enemies, for it was they who killed his mother and brother. But when his scouting party comes upon a Quaker Meeting-house, he finds Americans unlike any he has ever seen. What will the encounter bring?

Told in alternating viewpoints of the two boys, "The Arrow Over the Door" is based on a historical meeting of Quakers and Indians during the Revolutionary War. Written with the warmth and detail for which Joseph Bruchac is well known, this fast-paced and moving story reminds us that "the way of peace... can be walked by all human beings." 
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