The arrow over the door

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Dial Books for Young Readers, Mar 1, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 89 pages
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A powerful novel of the Revolutionary WarTo fourteen-year-old Samuel Russell, called "coward" for his peace-loving Quaker beliefs, the summer of 1777 is a time of fear. The British and the Patriots will soon meet in battle near his home in Saratoga, New York. The Quakers are in danger from roaming Indians and raiders -- yet to fight back is not the Friends' way.To Stands Straight, a young Abenaki Indian on a scouting mission for the British, all Americans are enemies, for they killed his mother and brother. But in a Quaker Meetinghouse he will come upon Americans unlike any he has ever seen. What will the encounter bring? Based on a real historical incident, this fast-paced and moving story is a powerful reminder that "the way of peace...can be walked by all human beings".

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

Set near Saratoga, New York in 1777, this short historical novel follows the parallel stories of two young boys, one a Quaker farm-boy, the other an Abenaki scout. As Samuel Russell agonizes over the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dawn Roberts - Goodreads

Nice, short story about a Quaker boy's peaceful encounter with Native Americans during the Revolutionary War. Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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JOSEPH BRUCHAC is a poet, storyteller, and author of more thJOSEPH BRUCHAC is a poet, storyteller, and author of more than sixty books for children and adults who has received manyan sixty books for children and adults who has received many literary honors, including the American Book Award and the literary honors, including the American Book Award and the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. He is of Abenaki and Slovak hePEN Syndicated Fiction Award. He is of Abenaki and Slovak heritage, and lives in Greenfield Center, New York. ritage, and lives in Greenfield Center, New York.

Watling is professor of Art education at McGill University. He was born in England.