The Arrow Over the Door
The Arrow Over the Door
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Annotation: In the year 1777, a group of Quakers and a party of Indians have a memorable meeting.
Catalog Number: #18190
Binding Type: Perma-Bound (from Original Paperback)
Special Formats: Chapter Book Chapter Book
Publisher: Penguin
Copyright Date: 1998
Edition Date: 2002
Illustrator: Watling, James,
Pages: 89 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-14-130571-1 Perma-Bound: 0-605-49690-0
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-14-130571-4 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-49690-3
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 96036701
Dimensions: 19 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies: Starred Review ALA Booklist (2/1/98) , ALA Booklist (2/1/98) , Horn Book (8/1/98) , Kirkus Reviews , National Council For Social Studies Notable Children's Trade , Publishers Weekly , School Library Journal , Wilson's Children's Catalog
Word Count: 13,548
Reading Level: 5.2
Interest Level: 2-5
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.2 / points: 2.0 / quiz: 18752 (06/17/98) / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.5 / points:4.0
Lexile: 810L

For young Samuel Russell, the summer of 1777 is a time of fear. The British Army is approaching, and the Indians in the area seem ready to attack. To Stands Straight, a young Abenaki Indian scouting for King George, Americans are dangerous enemies who threaten his family and home. When Stands Straight's party enters the Quaker Meetinghouse where Samuel worships, the two boys share an encounter that neither will ever forget. Told in alternating viewpoints, The Arrow over the Door is based on a true story.

Illustrated by James Watling.

"Thoughtful and eminently readable." (School Library Journal)