STOLEN AWAY (Paperback)
|Author: Christopher Dinsdale|
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|Keira, kidnapped from Ireland by Vikings, is a slave living in legendary Vinland. Two native bands, the Beothuck and the Thule, are also fighting over the land, thrusting the Norsemen into war. While the Vikings search for a new home, an accident at sea leaves Keira miraculously saved by a Beothuck warrior. Keira settles into the Beothuck way of life, learning their customs and coming to care for them. But she dreams of risking everything in order to find a way home. Ultimately, she is torn between the cultures in which she has livedher homeland, the Viking world in which she was welcomed, and her new Beothuck family. This is a thrilling adventure and an exciting introduction to the history of Canada.|
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Keira, kidnapped from her home in Ireland by the Viking hordes, is forced to travel as a slave to the legendary Vinland. Her masters attempt to settle in this new world, but Vinland is an island already claimed. While searching for a new home, a freak accident at sea leaves Keira miraculously saved by a Beothuck warrior. To Keira's amazement, the warrior has knowledge of her Irish homeland. Keira settles into the Beothuck way of life, learning their customs and language, eventually coming to care for this hardy tribe of people. Stolen Away is a thrilling adventure story for children ages 10 and up, grades 5 and up.