Secret Weapons: A Tale of the Revolutionary War

Secret Weapons: A Tale of the Revolutionary War

by Jessica Gunderson, Jesus Aburto, Aburtov
     
 

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The British are coming! Fourteen-year-old Daniel wants to join the militia and fight against the redcoats. His father wants him to stay in Concord, Massachusetts, and help run the blacksmith shop. Daniel thinks the job is pointless, until he finds a secret stash of weapons in the shop's back room. Now, he must protect the weapons from the British, or the American… See more details below

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The British are coming! Fourteen-year-old Daniel wants to join the militia and fight against the redcoats. His father wants him to stay in Concord, Massachusetts, and help run the blacksmith shop. Daniel thinks the job is pointless, until he finds a secret stash of weapons in the shop's back room. Now, he must protect the weapons from the British, or the American Revolution could be over before it begins.

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School Library Journal

Gr 2-6

Using a part text, part graphic novel approach, Gunderson tells the story of Daniel Milton. The son of a peace-loving blacksmith, he yearns to join the militia, but his father wants him to stay and work in the shop. When Daniel discovers that his father has been secretly making ammunition for the Patriots, he becomes involved in hiding the musket balls and shells from the British. This action-packed novel moves quickly through the events of the Battle of Lexington and Concord as Daniel matures and learns what his role in the war will be. Obviously meant for reluctant readers, the narrative flows easily. However, the discussion questions, writing prompts, and Web site listed in the back give it a textbooklike appearance, perhaps turning off the very readers it is trying to reach. A supplemental purchase.-Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434208484
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Series:
Historical Fiction Series
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
881,621
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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