Catholic historical novel from Bethlehem Books. Based on a true account of colonial French Canada of the 1690's. Harassed by Iroquois, the Verchere family's fort (seigneury) must keep a continual guard. 14-year-old Madeleine is left alone with two younger brothers and a few others when the Indians attack. Madeleine's youthful leadership, especially of her brothers, will win the reader's admiration. Recommended for grade 4. Black and white illustrations by Bruce Adams. 1996 Copyright, Third Printing April 2001. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Soft cover. 204 pp.
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