The Winter People

Saxso is fourteen when the British attack his village. It’s 1759, and war is raging in the northeast between the British and the French, with the Abenaki people—Saxso’s people—by their side. Without enough warriors to defend their homes, Saxso’s village is burned to the ground. Many people are killed, but some, including Saxso’s mother and two sisters, are taken hostage. Now it’s up to Saxso, on his own, to track the raiders and bring his family back home . . . before it’s too late.

– Back Cover, The Winter People by Joseph Bruchac. 2004

Author(s): Joseph Bruchac

Publisher: Puffin Books; 1 edition

Series: Puffin Chapters

Year: 2002

Grade Level: 3 – 5 grades

Lexile Measure: 810L

Fountas Pinnell Level: S/T

Paperback: 176 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0142402290