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Horseback On The Boston Post Road, 1704

Horseback On The Boston Post Road, 1704

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As the winter of 1704 approaches, New Englanders are reeling from the news of war with the French and Indians. A mysterious letter has arrived for Madame Sarah Kemble Knight, instructing her to bring the identical twin servants, 12-year-old Hester and Philena, on a long, dangerous journey by horse from Boston toward New Haven, Connecticut. But Madame Knight

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As the winter of 1704 approaches, New Englanders are reeling from the news of war with the French and Indians. A mysterious letter has arrived for Madame Sarah Kemble Knight, instructing her to bring the identical twin servants, 12-year-old Hester and Philena, on a long, dangerous journey by horse from Boston toward New Haven, Connecticut. But Madame Knight decides to take only one of the twins, who have been bound in servitude to her since infancy. Devastated, Hester starts off with her mistress, leaving her sister behind.

But Philena soon risks her life to follow Hester and the Widow. When they finally meet up, the rough trip turns perilous. Abandoned by their guides, the travelers face drowning, starvation, and exhaustion as they make their way through hostile Indian country, menacing woods, hazardous swamps, and wild rivers. But neither of the girls can imagine the real reason for the journey that will end in the fascinating city of New York and change their lives forever...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671039233
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
12/01/1900
Series:
American Sisters Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Laurie Lawlor has published more than thirty books for children and

young adults. Magnificent Voyage: An American Adventurer on Captain James

Cook's Final Expedition was a VOYA Nonfiction Honor Book called

"fascinating" by the New York Times. Helen Keller: Rebellious

Spirit was named an American Library Association Notable Book and a Best

Book for Young Adults. Shadow Catcher: The Life and Work of Edward S.

Curtis won a Golden Kite Honor Award and the Carl Sandburg Award. Ms.

Lawlor lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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