Mary Jemison: Native American Captive (Based on a True Story) (Hardcover)
What happens when everything you know is suddenly ripped away? This is the fate of Mary Jemison, a fifteen-year-old frontier girl living in Pennsylvania in 1758. How does Mary find the will to carry on?
During the French and Indian War, Mary is captured by a band of French and Shawnee warriors and led deep into the woods. After her family is killed, Mary is traded to the Seneca and taken in by two sisters. Renamed Dehgewanus, she finds her place among the Seneca and embarks on a new way of life. But when given the choice, will Mary return to the world she once knew or remain with her adopted family?
Based on a True Story books by E.F. Abbott are exciting historical fiction about real children who lived through extraordinary times in American History. This title has Common Core connections.
John Lincoln Clem: Civil War Drummer Boy (Based on a True Story series):
"Johnny’s pluck, erstwhile patriotism, and sheer determination make him a likable and sympathetic hero.... the blend of strong story and illustrations brings to life a unique Civil War tale." —Booklist
"In one of four titles launching the Based on a True Story series, Abbott (a pseudonym for author Kristin O’Donnell Tubb) profiles the youngest known soldier in the American Civil War.... Twenty short chapters, interwoven with archival photos and Noble’s line drawings, depict the grueling realities of a being a Civil War soldier...while dashes of hope...help keep this war story palatable for younger audiences." —Publishers Weekly
Nettie and Nellie Crook: Orphan Train Sisters (Based on a True Story series):
"This engaging narrative portrays children facing real hardships.... An appended note from Abbott (a pseudonym for Susan Hill) provides information about child welfare in the early 1900s, the orphan trains, and the lives of the real Nettie and Nellie Crook." —Booklist
Sybil Ludington: Revolutionary War Rider (Based on a True Story series):
"War becomes a family affair in this women-centered tale.... Readers will admire Sybil for her fortitude and appreciate the insight they gain into her time." —Booklist
"Abbott does a fine job in creating the 18th-century world of the American Revolution. History teachers will delight in the thorough descriptions of rebel espionage strategies and the images of their coded messages." —School Library Journal