Captured, Miriam Nesset
Cover Art by Beth Bird

Captured is the story of a twelve year old girl named Elita living in Maine during the time of settlement. She'd rather have adventures, like those she sees her brothers having, instead of taking care of her younger siblings and helping her mother. Little does she know she is about to get her wish. It is an adventure far more exciting than anything she had in mind. Her father was an Indian agent, helping them resolve issues with the white man. For his efforts the Indians call him brother. When he dies, they honor him by teaching his daughter Indian ways and how to be a dutiful daughter. She is captured by the Trickster of the tribe and taken to the Indian village. Chief Kwaniwibid gives her three tasks to complete that bring her many understandings.

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