Rave Reviews Log: Historical Fiction

October 24, 2006

The Winter People

By Joseph Bruchac
Period: French & Indian War
Rating: 4 1/2 stars
Reviewed by Noelle

Saxso is a 14 year old Abenaki boy living during the time of the French and Indian War. He is warned one night that the Long Knives (Englishmen) are hidden around the village, intent on attacking it. The warning is in time to get most of the women and children on the road to safety, but when Saxso returns to the village with another to rescue a child, he discovers his own mother and sisters have been taken captive by the Bostoniak. Saxso must then race to rescue his family before they are taken too far away. This is a very exciting story, filled with historical details, battles, daring deeds and more. Lovers of adventure or just a good yarn will enjoy this story. A big thumbs up!


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