The Arrow over the Door

For young Samuel Russell, the summer of 1777 is a time of fear. The British Army is approaching, and the Indians in the area seem ready to attack. To Stands Straight, a young Abenaki Indian scouting for King George, Americans are dangerous enemies who threaten his family and home. When Stands Straight’s party enters the Quaker Meetinghouse where Samuel worships, the two boys share an encounter that neither will ever forget. Told in alternating viewpoints, The Arrow over the Door is based on a true story.

– Back Cover, The Arrow over the Door by Joseph Bruchac. 2002.

Author(s): Joseph Bruchac

Illustrator: James Watling

Publisher: Puffin Books; 1 edition

Series: Puffin Chapters

Year: 2002

Grade Level: 2 – 5

Lexile Measure: 810L

Fountas Pinnell Level: T

Paperback: 112 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0141305714