The year is 1780 when Ketty, brought up in a Moravian town in North Carolina, is claimed by her brother Anson, lost for a...

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THE FAR-OFF LAND

The year is 1780 when Ketty, brought up in a Moravian town in North Carolina, is claimed by her brother Anson, lost for a long 14 years. He comes to take her to the French Lick on the Cumberland and to school the youngsters there, his, and those of other members of the small party who make the wilderness crossing. But Ketty has other things to teach besides ABC's on books made of birch bark; firm in the pacifist idealism she has learned from her Moravian elders, she hopes to live in peace and justice with the Indians. Many hardships attend the journey: smallpox, a baby is born and lost to the river; there are shoals as well as hostile Red men to be cleared, before the ""far-off"" land with its new promise is reached.... An established writer tells her story with sobriety and a steady, quiet interest. The values of the book are contained within the characters and the experience itself.

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Publisher: Viking

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1964

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