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Ghost Hawk

Susan Cooper

Eleven-year-old Little Hawk survives three long months alone in the woods, proving he is a man. He emerges from this isolation to discover his village has been devastated by a plague, and all but his grandmother are dead. The two join another native village and live quietly until Little Hawk is attacked. The focus then shifts to John Wakeley, a ten-year-old Puritan, who becomes Little Hawk's confidant and friend. John grows up to be an advocate for the native people as he challenges the bigotry of the English settlers. Set in the seventeenth century, Cooper's novel combines fantasy with fascinating historical fiction. A sensitive portrayal of an unusual friendship by the Newbery Award winning author of The Dark Is Rising (1973) and The Grey King (1975) Ages 9-12