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The Scarlet Stockings Spy [NOOK Book]

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Philadelphia 1777 is no place for the faint of heart. The rumble of war with the British grows louder each day, and spies for and against the Patriots are everywhere. No one is above suspicion. Still, everyday life must go on and young Maddy Rose must help her mother, especially since her father's death at the Battle of Princeton and now with her beloved brother Jonathan off with Washington's army. But when childhood games become life-and-death actions, Maddy Rose is drawn ever deeper into events that will ...
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The Scarlet Stockings Spy

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Philadelphia 1777 is no place for the faint of heart. The rumble of war with the British grows louder each day, and spies for and against the Patriots are everywhere. No one is above suspicion. Still, everyday life must go on and young Maddy Rose must help her mother, especially since her father's death at the Battle of Princeton and now with her beloved brother Jonathan off with Washington's army. But when childhood games become life-and-death actions, Maddy Rose is drawn ever deeper into events that will explode beyond her imagining. As young America stands on the very brink of its fight for freedom, it becomes clear that even the smallest of citizens can play the largest of parts, and that the role of a patriot has nothing to do with age and everything to do with heart. In The Scarlet Stockings Spy, Trinka Hakes Noble melds a suspenseful tale of devotion, sacrifice, and patriotism with the stark realities of our country's birth.Noted picture book author and illustrator Trinka Hakes Noble has pursued the study of children's book writing and illustrating in New York City at Parsons School of Design, the New School University, Caldecott medalist Uri Shulevitz's Greenwich Village Workshop, and New York University. She has authored and illustrated numerous books including the popular Jimmy's Boa series, which has been translated into six languages. Trinka lives in Berrnardsville, New Jersey. The Scarlet Stockings Spy is her first book with Sleeping Bear Press. Because Robert Papp's childhood drawings of his favorite superheros were such a pleasure, it was only natural that he would wind up an illustrator. Nowadays, his award-winning artwork appears on book covers and in magazines instead of on the refrigerator. He has produced hundreds of cover illustrations for major publishers across the United States. Robert lives in historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

In 1777 Philadelphia, young Maddy Rose spies for General Washington's army by using an unusual code to communicate with her soldier brother. Philadelphia 1777 is no place for the faint of heart. The rumble of war with the British grows louder each day, and spies for and against the Patriots are everywhere. No one is above suspicion. Still, everyday life must go on and young Maddy Rose must help her mother, especially since her father's death at the Battle of Princeton and now with her beloved brother Jonathan off with Washington's army. But when childhood games become life-and-death actions, Maddy Rose is drawn ever deeper into events that will explode beyond her imagining. As young America stands on the very brink of its fight for freedom, it becomes clear that even the smallest of citizens can play the largest of parts, and that the role of a patriot has nothing to do with age and everything to do with heart. In the Scarlet Stockings Spy Trinka Hakes Noble melds a suspenseful tale of devotion, sacrifice, and patriotism with the stark realities of our country's birth.

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Editorial Reviews

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This 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
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Noble's story, well told in simple descriptive language, shows both the prevalent mood of anxiety in Philadelphia in 1777, as the American colonists awaited the British attack, and the realistic side of war, the pathos of young lives lost, and the stubborn persistence and faith that helped the colonists win. Maddy Rose, the plucky young daughter of a widow whose earnings come from spinning flax, spends her days sewing seams in the linens her mother supplies to a local upholstery shop. At night, using her own hand-knit scarlet stockings and white petticoats, the girl leaves weekly signals on a clothesline, pointing out the location of suspicious ships in the harbor for her beloved brother, serving in General Washington's army. Several nights after she spies a British man-of-war, another boy comes in Jonathan's place, bearing her brother's blue coat in a bundle. After the British defeat, Maddy hangs an American flag made from that coat and her scarlet stockings and white petticoats on the clothesline. Papp is a master of portraiture. His soft, realistic, full- and double-page oils are finely detailed and appear to have been painted from live models. The action, facial expressions, and scenic detail keep many illustrations from appearing staged and static. Children with little knowledge of this period in American history will gain some background from Noble's story.-Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133694120
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Publication date: 8/18/2011
  • Series: Tales of Young Americans
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 711,261
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    This is an exceptional book! Adults and children alike will be c

    This is an exceptional book! Adults and children alike will be captivated by this inspiring historical tale. 
    The illustrations are very artistic and simply gorgeous, something that is rare to find in many picture books today! These pictures add a high quality dimension to the book. The story reminds us of the sacrifices and patriotic spirit of our forefathers when America was a young nation during the Revolutionary War. 
    One part of the story nearly brought tears to my eyes. It keeps you turning the pages to find out what will happen next. If you want to teach your children history, this is one of the best ways to do it! Would make a great birthday gift for young boys and girls too. 
    Age range of the book is 4-10, but I would say 4-adult! This book is part of a whole series of other historical picture books for children "Tales of Young Americans".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2009

    Excellent historical fiction for read-aloud.

    I used this book as a read aloud in my 5th Grade classroom. They were also learning about the Revolutionary War in Social Studies so this corrolated well. The story line kept them interested and it generated great discussion. The illustrations are beautiful. Wonderful addition to any library - home or classroom!

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