Wampum and Sixpence

By: Hayes, Marjorie

Price: $75.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[slight bumping to top corners, otherwise a solid clean book with minor shelfwear to bottom edge; jacket has very slight paper loss at bottom corners, a bit of wrinkling/creasing at spine ends]. (B&W drawings, endpaper maps) Historical fiction for young readers, set in the Connecticut River valley in the 17th century. The story revolves around a pioneer family, specifically the children (a brother and a sister) and their relationship with a Native American boy and his sister, the latter paid taken in by the white folks after their parents die of smallpox. (Brought to them by the settlers themselves, no doubt!) Anyway, the four kids become the best of friends and do a little cultural commingling: "While the Indian children learned the ways of white people Oliver and Betsy learned the ways of the wildnerness from them." The plot thickens, however, when a raiding band of warlike Pequots (because "not all the Indians were friendly," you see) carry off all four children.

Title: Wampum and Sixpence

Author: Hayes, Marjorie

Illustrator: Illustrated by Eunice Stephenson

Categories: Fiction: Historical,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1936

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj

Seller ID: 18770