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The Light In The Forest

Written by Conrad Richter, Warren Chappell

Part of the Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS Series

The Light In The Forest Synopsis

A beautifully illustrated edition of a novel that has enthralled young American readers for generations. It is the story of John Cameron Butler-captured as a small child in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier by the Indian tribe Lenni-Lenape. Adopted by the great warrior Cuyloga and renamed True Son, he has spent 11 years living and thinking of himself as fully Indian. But when the tribe signs a treaty that requires them to return their white captives, 15-year-old True Son is returned against his will to the family he had long forgotten, and to a life that he no longer understands or desires. Despairing and defiant, he manages a dangerous escape only to find himself painfully unsure of where he belongs. Beautifully written, sensitively told, and emotionally compelling, The Light in the Forest is an American classic that has sold more than one million copies in the last ten years in paperback.

The Light In The Forest Press Reviews

Rebellion, glowing vitality. . . . The spirit of the wild frontier. . . . An absorbing story, marked by Richter's uncanny skill in recapturing the atmosphere of the past. - The New York Times Book Review Memorable . . . Richter tells the story with [a] glowing passion for unspoiled nature. . . . It is impossible to doubt the detailed . . . accuracy of the picture. - New York Herald Tribune Good reading for anyone curious about the past of our country. - The Yale Review

Book Information

ISBN: 9781857155150
Publication date: 6th October 2005
Author: Conrad Richter, Warren Chappell
Publisher: Everyman's Library Children's Classics an imprint of Everyman
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 176 pages

About Conrad Richter, Warren Chappell

Conrad Richter was born in 1890 and died in 1968. He wrote more than 10 novels and won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

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