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A True Story of a Young Woman's Heroism in the American Revolution When Wyn Mabie almost ran over the stranger with her horse, she never could have guessed the effect it would have on the future of the nation. That stranger was General George Washington, whose headquarters had just been taken by the British. Hidden there were papers crucial to the success of the American army. But who could possibly make such a journey, sneak past British forces, and retrieve the...

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Overview

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A True Story of a Young Woman's Heroism in the American Revolution When Wyn Mabie almost ran over the stranger with her horse, she never could have guessed the effect it would have on the future of the nation. That stranger was General George Washington, whose headquarters had just been taken by the British. Hidden there were papers crucial to the success of the American army. But who could possibly make such a journey, sneak past British forces, and retrieve the papers? Wyn knows instantly that she must volunteer for this dangerous mission, for her family - and for her new country. Thus begins a thrilling real-life adventure that is set during the American Revolution and is based on a story from the author's family history. It is a story of patriotism, courage, and determination that is destined to become an instant classic.

Also recommended: By the same author: Batbaby, published by Random House, winner of a 1998 Gradiva Award for best children's book.

Robert Quackenbush (Rqstudios@aol.com), the author/artist of this book., March 13, 1999

A chance encounter with General George Washington in upstate New York during the Revolutionary War leads a young woman to volunteer for a dangerous mission involving the retrieval of valuable papers.

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In a family story passed down through the generations, Quackenbush tells of the young wife, Wym Mabie who successfully goes through Tory-guarded lines to retrieve General Washington's papers hidden in a window casing. Washington is presented sympathetically as someone who would remember that two children play with metal soldiers, the young woman's success is never in doubt in spite of two close calls, and each chapter is illustrated singly, making the text less daunting to fledgling chapter book readers. Pair with the picture book family memoir by Redcoats and Petticoats by Katherine Kirkpatrick with illustrations by Ronald Himler, (Holiday, l999). l999, Hyperion Chapters, Ages 7 to 10, $14.49 and $4.99. Reviewer: Susan Hepler
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786812868
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Series: Hyperion Chapter Books Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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