No Borrowed Glory

No Borrowed Glory

by Judy Bloodgood Bander
     
 

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In July 1781, General Cornwallis and his army march toward Yorktown and their humiliating surrender. Isle of Wight County, Virginia, and thirteen year old Nathaniel Chiles are in their path.

Nathaniel helps the wife of the local clerk of court pack the county record book and vestry books from The Old Brick Church in a small hair trunk and then hides under

Overview

In July 1781, General Cornwallis and his army march toward Yorktown and their humiliating surrender. Isle of Wight County, Virginia, and thirteen year old Nathaniel Chiles are in their path.

Nathaniel helps the wife of the local clerk of court pack the county record book and vestry books from The Old Brick Church in a small hair trunk and then hides under the canvas on the wagon to see what she will do with them. Enemy soldiers stop her and discover Nathaniel. He discourages the soldiers from opening the trunk by telling them it holds a baby who has died from smallpox.

While the soldiers escort them to bury what they believe is a baby, Mrs. Young insists upon picking up a severely wounded young American soldier. The soldier tells about the American defeat at South Quay and that Colonel Josiah Parker, the regional commanding officer, is missing. Nathaniel hears the Hessian soldiers mentioning Parker’s name and knows they are looking for him. His efforts to find and save Colonel Parker nearly kill him and his friend, Jonas. Nathaniel’s journey demands more wits and determination than he knows he has, while pushing him to physical exhaustion. He comes away from the experience with a new understanding of himself and his faith in God.

The story is based on actual historical events, including Cornwallis’ visit and the burying of the record books.

Editorial Reviews

D. Fontaine
Fontaine
This review is from: No Borrowed Glory (Paperback)
We have been learning about the Revolutionary War in our Virginia Studies and some of the students have been reading the book No Borrowed Glory by Judy Bander. No Borrowed Glory is a historical novel set in Smithfield and Isle of Wight County during the American Revolution when General Lord Cornwallis was marching through Virginia on his way to Yorktown. Smithfield is our hometown! This book made real connections for my study
K. Romanczky
This is a refreshing story for all readers who want adventure, excitement and never ending action. Nathaniel Chiles is changed by his experiences of meeting Cornwallis, being at the Battle at Mackie's Mill, and his decision to find Colonel Josiah Parker before the British capture him. It is set during the Revolutionary War in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.
E. Tucker
Ms. Bander has found a way to make history exciting and fun to read. Her main character, Nathaniel Chiles, struggles to fulfill his destiny, as a spy attempts to kill him and he has to save his friend's life. In the end, is the new Nathaniel someone he can live with?
Reide P.
The book, No Borrowed Glory, is unmatched. I was on the edge of my seat while learning historical facts about the Revolutionary War!
Katie L.
A quick read, and a very enjoyable read. The plot is detailed enough for an adult yet it captures the imagination of younger readers. The characters come alive and one wants to tour the different sights in Isle of Wight County, VA after completion of the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014478793
Publisher:
Judith Bloodgood Bander
Publication date:
07/01/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
157
File size:
281 KB

Meet the Author

Judy Bloodgood Bander, a 1962 graduate of Hampton High School, a graduate of Frederick College and former teacher, has also written for national and international magazines. A member of the local historical society, she researched the events surrounding this story over a ten year period. She and her husband live in Isle of Wight County, Virginia in a house they built.

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