Malian's Song

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Young Malian lives contentedly in an Abenaki village near Montreal in the mid-eighteenth century. One night, Malian's life changes abruptly when her father carries her off to the woods and her village is attacked. Malian's story, based on the true story of "Rogers's Raid" in 1759 and passed down through Abenaki oral tradition, reveals that many Abenaki people survived the attack that destroyed their village, in direct contrast to Rogers' journal accounts. (Vermont Folklife Center Children's Book Series)

Age Level: 6-9