The Snake Fence by Janet Kastner Olshewsky

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The characters’ motivations and the story’s central themes of tolerance and peace are telegraphed obviously and often, and Noble makes several mentions of the titular snake fence, a heavy-handed metaphor for his indecision about the future.
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The tale of a Quaker farm boy caught up in the adventures and politics of Colonial Pennsylvania during the French and Indian Wars. Noble Butler struggles to find his own identity and establish his own principles amid the competing problems of natives, settlers, and the pacifist Quaker founders of Pennsylvania. Written for middle school readers, this story is based on careful historical research with sympathetic treatments of all sides in the unfolding struggles.
 

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Published March 2, 2013 by QuakerPress of FGC. 244 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on May 04 2013

The characters’ motivations and the story’s central themes of tolerance and peace are telegraphed obviously and often, and Noble makes several mentions of the titular snake fence, a heavy-handed metaphor for his indecision about the future.

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