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Light in the Forest (The) Study Guide


The Light in the Forest

by Conrad Richter

True Son is forced to return to his family from whom he was stolen. Can he learn to love them as he does his Indian father or will his rebellious attitude ruin everything?

Barbara's Notes: I chose this story because of its 'untidy' ending and the focus on True Son's rebellious attitude. Not a 'feel good' story. (Grades 6, 7, 8)

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Book Summary 117 pages
Book Category Historical fiction
Theme Rebellion
Setting Pennsylvania wilderness
Novel Study Highlights 5 units
Spelling-Vocabulary Light to Medium
Critical Thinking Difficult
Biblical Focus Peaceful living
Related Studies Native Americans, US history