ARROW FLY HOME by Katharine Gibson
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Another tale of a boy raised by Indians, in frontier days in Ohio, before the Revolution. The story is based on fact -- the author's great great grandparents were captured by the Shawnees -- this is the story of David Gibson, captured at two, and living the life a Shawnee until he was 18. It is full of adventure, legend, color. When David was 11, a white girl, Elizabeth, was brought to camp, and inspired him to be something more than a good hunter, taught him to read and write, and brought to the surface yearnings that were in conflict with his loyalty to his Indian friends. When the British took over, in 1774, David and Elizabeth made their way to Lancaster, stopping off at Ephrata a community of Moravians, to be married. In Lancaster they found Elizabeth's mother, and set up their own farm and started a family. Years later, their son, Dr. Jonathan Gibson, took care of an ill old Indian, who turned out to be David's childhood chum. New departure for Katharine Gibson -- and should be popular with most 12 and up.

Pub Date: April 4th, 1945
Publisher: Longmans, Green