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Publisher's Summary

Madeleine Verchère's story is based on a true account of colonial French Canada of the 1690s. Harassed by Iroquois, the Verchère family's fort must keep a continual guard. 14-year-old Madeleine is left alone with two younger brothers and few others when the Indians attack. We follow the brave and determined stratagems of Madeleine and her small circle. Madeleine's youthful leadership, especially of her brothers, will win the reader's admiration.

©1996 Bethlehem Books (P)2015 Bethlehem Books

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Interesting story but lackluster narration.

The narrator was well spoken however, she lacked the excitement and enthusiasm needed to help the reader/listener become engaged in the story. I wanted to feel what the characters felt in their moments of fear and the anxiety they felt being ever surrounded by the Mohawk seeking a way into their fort. The narrator had inflection and diction but no substance.

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Best book ever, the history is very exciting

Amazing book the thrill is amazing👍

I would recommend for history education

It is a 10 out of 10



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Great book!

Me and my three boys love to this book, my boys ages are 9, 7, 5

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Gripping story well read

This retelling of a true historical account of a 14 year old girl and her brothers holding a fort against a Mohawk attack had my teens asking me to drive further so they could keep listening, even though we had all already read the book. The British narrator has a clear, gentle tone with a smooth French accent when necessary. She is not a lively narrator, but we thoroughly enjoyed her performance.

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I love it

It was a nice and exciting story, and the narrater was really good! She is the perfect voice for it.

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Amazing exciting story

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This book is great for kids and adults alike. Based on a true story it seems unbelievable to us today what this family went through! My sons loved it as much as my daughter. A must listen/read.