Rebecca is worried about her captured parents, and about the mysterious Indian boy who has come to stay at the fort with her....
|Title||:||Enemy in the Fort|
|Number of Pages||:||163 Pages|
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Enemy in the Fort Reviews
The story takes place in 1754 in the area of New Hampshire. The main female character is Rebecca who has a younger sister named Selinda.They live relatively near a fort but it doesn't do them any good as raiding Indians attack their house and take their mother, father and brother captives, not noticing the two girls hiding in a root cellar. The girls end up being taken in by a widow, with Selinda going to work for one of the families in the fort.Matters get complicated when it turns out that Selinda is actually indentured to the other family and, since they plan to move out of the territory back to a more "civilized" area, she will be required to go with them unless Rebecca can somehow raise enough money to buy back her sister's contract.Another complication comes from a white boy that had been taken captive by the Indians who is brought to the fort after being "liberated." The boy is more Indian than white, as far as culture goes, though, and is disliked and distrusted by almost everyone. He has a fight with one of the fort's bullies, and Rebecca suspects him of stealing some silver spoons she had been hoping to sell to raise money for her sister's contract.There's a lot that goes on in this story, especially in relation to trying to look at the white/Indian warfare that went on at the time, trying to look at it from both sides in a more balanced view. The historical section, of course, helps with this task.It's not a happy story; it's a very gritty, that's-the-way-things-really-were type of story and definitely worth reading.
All ten-year-old Rebecca Percy and her younger sister Selinda could do was watch in horror from their hiding place as Abenaki Indians captured their parents and baby brother and burned their New Hampshire frontier home to the ground one dark night in 1752. Two years later, the sisters live with the kind Widow Tyler at a nearby fort. Rebecca helps with chores, and Selinda has hired herself out as a maid to the cruel Cutter family. At the same time that the sisters learn that the Cutters plan to return to civilization before Selinda's contract is up, and plan to take Selinda with them, the soldiers bring a boy rescued from captivity among the Abenaki to the fort. Widow Tyler takes the boy, Isaac, in. But after spending most of his childhood in captivity, Isaac is more Indian than English, and seems to want to return to the Abenaki family that adopted him after he was captured. Rebecca doesn't understand how Isaac, torn from his home to live among the people who killed his family, would chose to remain with his captors rather than return to the society he was born into. After a series of thefts in the fort, Rebecca is quick to suspect Isaac, especially after the one thing that she may be able to sell to buy back Selinda's contract is stolen. To find out what happens next, and to discover who the real thief is.This was one of my favorite books from the History Mysteries series. I loved the historical setting. I recommend this book to readers who enjoyed other books in the series, or who like middle grade historical fiction.
This book is historical fiction and I would say it’s for intermediate readers. It’s about two sisters who take refuge in fort when their patents and baby brother are taken captive by Indians. I think it’s a good book, not an excellent one, but a good one. It has some good factual bits in it, how Indians would raid the settlers homes and kidnap some people, sometimes adopting the young white children as one of their own. Children who read this book will also get the other side of the story, how the settlers would also destroy entire Indian villages. The writing style is very simple so it shouldn’t lose young readers interest. It has enough intrigue that I’m sure younger readers would enjoy it as they’re still learning. I don’t think it’s the best book to bring into a class room, but I would be pleased with this choice for a book report.
Decent historical fiction of French Indian war, depicting life in a frontier fort.Does well showing Indian-English tensions, without being politically correct.Explores themes of trust, kindness, and taking initiative.Back cover says 10 and up, and that's about right. The story begins with a family's parents and baby brother kidnapped while the two sisters are hidden in the cellar. Rather mature content, but manageable, not graphic, and the rest is much tamer.
It was decent enough. 9+.
Both more gripping and more frustrating than many of these stories.
it is The Fort at Number Four! this is a real place and a cool place to visit
Perhaps my favorite in the American Girl History Mystery Series, this book was one that I found thrilling and very interesting. Another very, very good read by Sarah Masters Buckey!
I was a really, really great book. I wish they made a second one!P.S. I've given my little sister a shelf on my account, that's what this is.