The Matchlock Gun

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In 1756, New York State was still a British colony, and the French and the Indians were constant threats to Edward and his family. When his father was called away to watch for a raid from the north, only Edward was left to protect Mama and little Trudy. His father had shown him how to use the huge matchlock gun, an old Spanish gun that was twice as long as he was, but would Edward be able to handle it if trouble actually came? This classic, first published in 1941, has an updated, kid-friendly format that ...

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Overview

In 1756, New York State was still a British colony, and the French and the Indians were constant threats to Edward and his family. When his father was called away to watch for a raid from the north, only Edward was left to protect Mama and little Trudy. His father had shown him how to use the huge matchlock gun, an old Spanish gun that was twice as long as he was, but would Edward be able to handle it if trouble actually came? This classic, first published in 1941, has an updated, kid-friendly format that includes the original black-and-white illustrations.

In 1756, during the French and Indian War in upper New York state, ten-year-old Edward is determined to protect his home and family with the ancient, and much too heavy, Spanish gun that his father had given him before leaving home to fight the enemy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698116801
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 120,413
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2009

    The Matchlock Gun

    THis summary is about a book called:The Matchlock Gun and it's about three people Gertrude (mother) Trudy (daughter) and Edward (son). now these three people live in the woods in a little town and the father goes to war. The thing is he hasn't returned for four days. So Gertrude comes up with an plan to defend there home but it works and fails because five Indians get past the army and following the smell of food and Edward shot the gun three Indians died and it gets even better the house sets on fire. I would give it three stars because i was going to give it a four until the ending. Here is the exact ending: plump Trudy woke up and said bergom op zoom while pointing solemly at Edward. I just dont get it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2006

    A good book for your library

    The Matchlock Gun is a well written story about a small boy who saves his family from Indians. It is not long or difficult to read, yet there will be plenty to talk about after reading. An excellent choice for group discussion. I really enjoyed reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2000

    A great story

    This short story was great! It gave you a feel of how it would be like to live at that time and how they felt towards the indians and the French. This auther gave a great description of how life was back then. He used a good and easy to follow storyline. I would recommend this book to anyone!

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    Posted March 19, 2010

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