The Arrow over the Door
The Arrow over the Door

Series: Puffin Chapters   

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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
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Penguin
Copyright Date: 1998
Edition Date: 2002
Illustrator: Watling, James,
Pages: 89 p.
Availability: Available (Limited Quantities Available / While Supplies Last)
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 (Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 CST 1998)
ALA Booklist (Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 CST 1998)
Horn Book (Sat Aug 01 00:00:00 CDT 1998)
Kirkus Reviews
National Council For Social Studies Notable Children's Trade
Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal
Wilson's Children's Catalog
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Word Count: 13,548
Reading Level: 5.2
Interest Level: 2-5
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.2 / points: 2.0 / quiz: 18752 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.5 / points:4.0 / quiz:Q13396
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)

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