America as Story: Historical Fiction for Middle and by Rosemary K. Coffey

By Rosemary K. Coffey

Via conscientiously chosen stories, this article is helping scholars establish with the struggles and triumphs of youth development a sod condominium at the Nebraska prairie, following the North superstar with a daring band of escaped slaves, or traveling in steering from rural Russia to city the United States.

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She is more inquisitive, more independent, and braver, as well. From the age of twelve, when she has an adventure with wolves and local Indiansboth greatly feared by the townspeopleto her brutal and sudden death at twenty-three, Ruth goes her Page 12 own way. Deserted by the father she has just come to know, she is made a scapegoat by people who did not understand her, and thus disliked her. Comment Basing his story on a true happening (the hanging of a young woman as a witch in Stratford nearly fifty years before the famous witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts), the author creates a cast of characters and a series of incidents to illustrate how this unusual circumstance might have come about.

Select one of these activities, such as preparation of meals, making of clothing, caring for the sick, educating the children, worshipping God. Research your topic. Prepare an oral report for class. 4. Why was Wethersfield an important settlement? Witches' Children: A Story of Salem Patricia Clapp New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1982. 160p. (1, 2, 3) Told years later from the point of view of Mary Warren, who had been a bound girl in the house of John and Elizabeth Proctor, a strange and sad tale of fear, superstition, terror, and skewed justice unfolds.

2, 3) Matt and his father have finished building their cabin in the Maine wilderness. Now Matt will be alone for about six weeks, guarding the house and weeding the garden while waiting for his father to return with his mother and sister and the new baby. Matt is apprehensive, but he manages well, even after a wily stranger steals his gun. Page 11 When a bear ransacks the cabin, food is scarce, but Matt is resourceful. However, trying to get honey, Matt is attacked by bees and nearly dies. He is helped by Attean and his grandfather, from a nearby Indian tribe.

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