Saxso is fourteen when the British attack his village. It’s 1759, and war is raging in the northeast between the British and the French, with the Abenaki people—Saxso’s people—by their side. Without enough warriors to defend their homes, Saxso’s village is burned to the ground. Many people are killed, but some, including Saxso’s mother and two sisters, are taken hostage. Now it’s up to Saxso, on his own, to track the raiders and bring his family back home . . . before it’s too late.
New York Public Library Best Book for Teen Age – Winner
IRA Notable Book for a Global Society – Winner
Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth Title – Winner
Disney Adventures Best Historical Fiction Award – Winner
NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Book – Winner
Full of history, danger, courage and raw survival, this compelling novel by acclaimed author Joseph Bruchac is certain to have [readers] on the edge of their seat, start to finish. (The Dallas Morning News)