A good buy – 99 cents each – old favourites that I didn’t own.
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
Indian Captive – The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski
I have always loved pioneer stories with Indians – or First Nations people as they are called in Canada.
My daughter inherited this love especially captivity stories. Here are some of our favourites:
Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare
I Am Regina by Sally M. Keehn
The Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline B Cooney
Maggie of The Seneca by Robin Moore
Writing about Indian captivity stories has reminded me of an unsolved mystery in my reading life.
Maybe one of you can help me.
When I was very young, I read a book about a small white boy who was captured by the Indians. He was not accepted by them for a long time until he learned to hoot like an owl. Then his Indian captors named him “Hoot Owl”. It was one of my favourite childhood stories but I can’t remember the title. I have googled Hoot Owl, Indian captivity, etc. with no success.
If someone knows the title – or knows how to find the title – I may just have to give a prize in appreciation.
And since this is the big 100 year celebration of the publication of another childhood literary character, Anne of Green Gables, I think I’ll meander into the Green Gables store and see what little give-away I can find that would appeal to one of my book buddy bloggers.
You can enter the give-away by
- Solving the mystery of “Hoot Owl”
- or if you can’t solve the mystery, enter by sharing three favourite children’s books in different genres.
- fiction – ie. adventure, animal, comics, fable, fairy tale, fantasy, folktale, graphic novels,
high fantasy, historical fiction, legend, mystery, realistic fiction, science fiction, sports
- non-fiction -ie. autobiography, biography, history, science
For example – three favourites of mine in three different genres
- realistic fiction – Meet The Austins by Madeline L’Engle – one of my all-time favourite family stories
- comics – The Adventures of Asterix by Rene Goscinny – my brother in law would read it to me in French and then translate. I loved them!
- science – Here Come The ELephants by Alice E Goudey. The little library in my hometown had a whole series of these books about various animals. My friends and I used to fight over them. The librarian (an older lady who fit the description from The Black Lagoon) made us take turns.
Mm mmm – I love to talk books.
See you in the comments!