Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catherine Carey Logan, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763 (Dear America Series)

Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catherine Carey Logan, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763 (Dear America Series)

by Mary Pope Osborne

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One of the most popular Dear America diaries of all time, bestselling author Mary Pope Osborne's STANDING IN THE LIGHT is now back in print with a gorgeous new cover! Catharine Carey Logan and her family have enjoyed a peaceful and prosperous life as the Quakers and Delaware Indians share a mutually trusting relationship. Recently, however, this friendship has been threatened by violence against the Indians. Then, Catharine and her brother are taken captive by the Lenape in retaliation. At first, Catharine is afraid of her captors. But when a handsome brave begins to teach her about the ways of the Lenape, she comes to see that all people share the same joys, hopes, and fears. Osborne crafts a thrilling story of romance and danger and remarkable courage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545388658
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Series: Dear America Series
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 263,487
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Mary Pope Osborne is the acclaimed author of many books for children. She is best known for her Magic Tree House series as well as her titles in the Dear America and My America series. She lives with her husband in New York City.


Goshen, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

May 20, 1949

Place of Birth:

Fort Sill, Oklahoma


B.A., University of North Carolina

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Standing in the Light 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 109 reviews.
Izy More than 1 year ago
I read this book many years ago, and recently read it again. I never get tired of reading this book. It's for all ages and it's very touching. An adult version of this book is "The Red Heart" by James Alexander Thom. I actually bought the movie of this and it was really good. The book is about a young Quaker girl who was kidnapped with her brother walking to school. They live with the Native for many months until they are recovered. She finds love with a Native American and they were supposed to marry, but he was murdered. She never does find love after "Snow Hunter" but instead fighting for rights for Native Americans. She eventually with intense research discovers the young brave who she was going to wed, was a white settler taken when he was very young.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Standing in the light is about a young girl named Catherine who lives in Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania in the year 1763. While she and her young brother are on their way to school one morning, they are captured by a tribe of the Lenape Indians. Catherine must go through many ordeals while with the Indians. But soon she comes to love her Indian family. This book is very educational about the Lenape Indians and how things were back then. Catherine has a wonderful personality that you cant help but love. This book is filled with adventure, happiness, sadness, and romance. This is a great book and you wont regret reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book i have read it bout 6 times :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well I would like to slap the ppls who took her back until their face was red!!! She seemed a whole Lot happier with the indians! And the people who lived there invaded the indians territory and treated the indians like dirt! Those people didnt even know what the indians were like!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The begining was boring but it was a awesome book! If you haven't read it yet, read it NOW!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would rate this book 5/5 stars! It was a great book for ages11-14. It was about a historical event in 1763-1764 in delaware valley,pilly.I love this book. You should get this book if you like historical events with native americans.
Asshbaby More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely amazing. I'm a senior in high school and I still read this book. I would recommend this book to anyone, and everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a great book!!!!!! I loved it from beginning to start!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mary Pope Osborne, author of Magic Tree house wrote this diary, which was why I read it. Excellent! Worth five stars!! The beginning before she is captured is slow. Will her father shut the door or close it? Won't he just make up his mind! But after she is captured is very interesting. She convinces the Indians to return her brother to her, adapts to the culture, falls in love this Indian who is actually a captured boy like herself, and is rescued. I felt like crying when she finds out that her guy was killed. So sad when he doesn't return to her. Then when she gets rescued she has to adapt to her culture and life all over again. Very, very good diary, could not put it down. You must read it if you haven't already.
Hamburgerclan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the Dear America books, Standing in the Light is written as the diary of a young Quaker girl in 1763 Pennsylvania. After a few entries setting up her life as a settler in the Delaware valley, she and her brother are captured on the way to school by Lenape Indians. She is inducted into the tribe as a replacement for an Indian girl who was killed by measles and the entries detail her adaption to a new way of life. It's a nice enough book, though Lois Lenski's Indian Captive blows it out of the water as far as quality is concerned. Whereas Indian Captive entranced me, with this book I was always aware that I was reading a dramatization, a collection of true events that happened to a variety of people. Standing in the Light is worth checking out, but only as an introduction to this particular aspect of Native-Colonist relations. I think the real historical accounts would be much more interesting.--J.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im 100% happy if you dont like to books then read this cuz i did not like to read too but now this book made my day and this can make your
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sad but good. Made me think about of alot of things
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Catherine Carey Logan, a Quaker girl in 1763, was captured by the Lenape Indians and brought to a woman who lost a child to illness. It's really cool how she starts to adapt to the Lenape way of life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is probably my favorite Dear America book! It is inspiring and actually pretty cool, I Highly reccomend! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love rhis book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Say i love dear america 5 times and look under your pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wished snow hunter lived!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A thrilling book. Very intense and is exciting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is has a happy begining but a sad ending. This was about a girl that was captured by some lenape indans. But in the end she gets back to her family in the end. If you like this book as much as I do try reading the other Dear America books like A Long Way From Home. Sincerly, Gianna
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever with a very sad ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I watch this show on qubo channel they are so good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book i almost have all the books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I sobbed when i heard that the snow hunter had died. It was heartbreaking! I still havent gotten over it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wrote up there
Anonymous More than 1 year ago