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Children's LiteratureThis book is set in 1777 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The main character is a young seamstress named Maddy Rose. Maddy Rose lives with her mother and brother in a small brick row house near the harbor. In 1777, Philadelphia is filled with spies, loyalists and patriots. Maddy Rose traveled the streets inconspicuously in her scarlet stockings. She and her brother developed a secret code to inform the Patriots of the affiliations of ships in the harbor. Maddy Rose's father was killed in the Battle of Princeton and her brother Johnathan fought with Washington's army. The story is full of suspense, intrigue, patriotism, and emotion. It involves a young girl who loves her country and suffers great loss. Robert Papp's illustrations are remarkable. The portraits are so colorfully detailed that they resemble works of art more than pictures in a child's book. Ms. Noble is a great story teller and weaves a tale that is full of adventure and sure to capture the imaginations of old and young. 2004, Sleeping Bear Press, Ages 8 up.
—Gilda R. Daniels