Distant Thunder

Distant Thunder

by Ruth Nulton Moore, Allan Eitzen

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-- A novel about the Moravians' involvement in the American Revolution, with customs and beliefs deftly blended into the story. Kate Rau, 15, lives with her aunt and uncle because her parents are missionaries among the Indians. The war affects them, first as one cousin defies Moravian tradition and joins the militia, and then when Hessian prisoners and later wounded Americans are sent to their town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Kate becomes involved in nursing the soldiers and thus experiences some of the horrors of war. The appearance of a long-lost uncle, captured as a child by Indians, ties things together a bit too neatly, and characterization is a little superficial. While lacking in depth, this portrayal of Moravian life and the choice of pacifism is interesting enough to make it worth reading. Mediocre black-and-white illustrations add little. --Jane Gardner Connor, formerly at South Carolina State Library, Columbia

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Herald Press
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Product dimensions:
0.35(w) x 5.06(h) x 7.81(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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