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Saturnalia

Author: Paul Fleischman
Publisher: New York : HarperTrophy, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st Harper Trophy edView all editions and formats
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In 1681 in Boston, fourteen-year-old William, a Narraganset Indian captured in a raid six years earlier, leads a productive and contented life as a printer's apprentice but is increasingly anxious to make some connection with his Indian past. "I Want You To Know That My Eye Is Upon You" It is December 1681, and the words of Mr. Baggot, the tithingman, terrify young William. William is living a strange double life.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 006447089X 9780064470896
OCLC Number: 49253919
Description: 118 pages ; 17 cm
Responsibility: by Paul Fleischman.

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In 1681 in Boston, fourteen-year-old William, a Narraganset Indian captured in a raid six years earlier, leads a productive and contented life as a printer's apprentice but is increasingly anxious to make some connection with his Indian past. "I Want You To Know That My Eye Is Upon You" It is December 1681, and the words of Mr. Baggot, the tithingman, terrify young William. William is living a strange double life. By day he is a printer's apprentice living in a white man's house. By night, he is Weetasket of the Narraganset tribe who must risk Baggot's wrath to search for his lost brother. Then comes the winter celebration of the Saturnalia -- the ancient Roman holiday on which masters and slaves trade roles. Will William's secret be revealed? And what dark deed of others will be brought to light on this fateful night?

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