The Winter People

The Winter People

Book - 2002
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Fourteen-year-old Saxso, a member of the Abenaki tribe in Canada, embarks on a dangerous rescue mission when his mother and two younger sisters are taken hostage during an attack by the British on their unprotected village in 1759.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books, c2002
ISBN: 9780803726949
0803726945
Call Number: jF Bruc
Characteristics: 168 p. : map ; 22 cm

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javacleve May 21, 2012

javacleve thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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javacleve May 21, 2012

I have to disagree with the Library review which says this is for grades 5-9. My 10 yo found it very disturbing when the massacre was described at great length and at times in graphic detail (for a 10 yo). For example, how one man was shot 4 times in the back, one of which severed his spinal cord, and the people trying to help him watched him slowly die and gasp to try and answer questions. Most of the book is fine, but I think some scenes are more appropriate for teens. If you were reading it aloud to the child(ren), you could skip over those parts.

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