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The Ransom of Mercy Carter 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 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


About the Author: Caroline B. Cooney

Caroline Cooney knew in sixth grade that she wanted to be a writer when the best teacher I ever had in my life made writing her main focus He used to rip off covers from The New Yorker and pass them around and make us write a short story on whichever cover we got I started writing then and never stoppedWhen her children were young Caroline started writing books for young people with rem



10 thoughts on “The Ransom of Mercy Carter

  1. says:

    It surprises me sometimes how very violent and graphic young adult stories can be Books such as The Ransom of Mercy Carter is one of those novels that would have to be sanitized in order to escape an R rating if it were made into a movie And to sanitize such a book would be to take away the point of it As much as I might hesit


  2. says:

    This was definitely an interesting readYears ago I read the Dear America book that covered this topic Standing in the Light and so I already knew the general topic and direction the book was going in namely that the captive children would be assimilated into the tribe's culture and society and would not come homeI will say thoug


  3. says:

    Mercy is a child just old enough to care for her four brothers and a sister Then the Indians come different tribes recruited by the French to wage war on the Puritan community of Deerfield MA The Indians' mission to capture the children and march them clear to Canada In the dead of winterMercy is determined to survive First for he


  4. says:

    I have learned to be cautious about books featuring Native Americans written by non Natives and I don't know enough to judge this one on that basis however Caroline Cooney has written a fascinating story about a young English girl who is captured by Native Americans Her struggle with her identity is heart wrenching at times and hard


  5. says:

    The Ransom of Mercy Carter was a very good book I really liked how the book was based on real life events I was surprised about Mercy's decision at the end Lizzie


  6. says:

    Mercy Carter along with others from her town are kidnapped by the Indians and are taken from their New England home to Canada There the captives are divided up some to the French and others go to the Indians Mercy is sent to the Indians She at frist tries to remain true to her family and Purtain ways Mercy holds out for the hope of bein


  7. says:

    Jessica BroockerdHistorical FictionYoung Mercy Carter along with many children from her town of Deerfield MA are taken in an Indian raid and forced to march the long trails into Canada Mercy along with a few others are adopted by a tribe of Indians who live along a river fairly close to a French settlement while others are given to French


  8. says:

    55 stars 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 I would have finished this book much earlier but life got in the way The character of Mercy Carter was very strong and indepe


  9. says:

    Mercy Carter is an 11 year old English settler who along with her whole town has been taken prisoner by Native Americans Through her eyes we see how everyone is treated and what she is thinking about her abduction and how she slowly grows to accept and even care for her new Native Family after they adopt her I enjoy reading books about or inv


  10. says:

    An interesting historical novel based upon a true story concerning the kidnapping of an entire village of mostly children with some women and a handful of men by an Indian tribe during the 1600's Interesting piece of not well known history of the relations between the French and Indians in the early history of the US


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