War Comes to Willy Freeman (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

War Comes to Willy Freeman (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
     
 

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A free 13-year-old black girl in Connecticut is caught up in the horror of the Revolutionary War and the danger of being returned to slavery when her patriot father is killed by the British and her mother disappears.

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A free 13-year-old black girl in Connecticut is caught up in the horror of the Revolutionary War and the danger of being returned to slavery when her patriot father is killed by the British and her mother disappears.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A suspenseful historical novel about a young black woman's fight against racism. Ages 812. (February)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780808591245
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
01/28/1987
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x (h) x (d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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War Comes to Willy Freeman 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand three times... repost on three different books... and look under your pillow
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Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is inappropriate for the age group recommended 9-12 due to the authors choice of derogatory language and depicted scenes of sexual assualt of Willy the main character of the story. The authors chose to use the "N-word" which is not acceptable today. The story told of a woman in canvas town where there were drunkards and prostitutes as beaten and buised, and referred to twice as a "slut". Willy the main character was sexually assaulted on two occassion in the book being attacked and having her breasts grabbed by soldiers. It was disturbing that this book was assigned reading in my sons 5th grade class.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, so one of the comments for this book say the use of the n-word is inappropriate. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but mine is this, children would use that word in their everyday lives so why shouldn't kids today realize that our country did something as horrific as this? Why shouldn't they read about things that really, truly happened, that kids their age said themselves. They have a right to know this happened, and language like this was used frequently. Other than that this is a good book.
triplet_mom More than 1 year ago
When it comes to excellent historical fiction for young readers you cannot beat James Lincoln and Christopher Collier. They are also the authors of My Brother Sam is Dead. War Comes to Willy Freeman is the first in a series of three books where Willy is the central character. This books starts towards the end of the Revolutionary War in the North. It accurately describes around an intriging plot the conditions that slaves in the North lived under including the attitudes and slave/master relationships they endured. Though Willy is a girl, my 10 year old triplet boys read, enjoyed and even recommended the both to their teacher for their class to read as part of their 5th Grade Social Studies curriculum. It's a great book which children will enjoy while learning about Blacks during the Revolutionary War period.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book sssssooooooooo much it is really good.In the beggining it is boring but through out the book it get really good. I would reccomend this book to 5,6,7,and 8 graders because of the cursing and language they use.This book is really good for people who enjoy learning about the revolutionary war.So go buy it, you won't regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is the best in the whole history of books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book to anyone over ten. You should read it before Jump Ship to Freedom so you cam understand the story better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was in 5th grade. I'm in 10th grade now and I remember it almost completely. It is such an awesome book and if I stumble upon it in the future, I will definitely read it again. It's exciting and suspenseful and highly recommended :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. It is full of adventure. I would recomond to anyone who likes storie about war or wants to have a great adventure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is very good. I had to read it for a history project and I thought it was going to be really boring. I enjoyed it because James and Christopher Collier made it sound like you were there. I recomend this book if you want to learn about the Revolutionary War.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think these authors have a very nice style. I was touched by this book because the authors made the characters come to life. I felt as if I were riding an emotional rollercoaster while I read about Pa dying in the Revolutionary War, Horace and Willy's friendship, Ma developing the fever and dying. This book touched me like no other. I would recommend this book to anyone who is imaginative and creative.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS THE STUPIDEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ IN MY WHOLE LIFE!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was different. It was a little easy to read, and the characters were developed poorly but I still liked it. It is hard to write on that time period, but i think the author did a great good. It is also a old book so I would reccomend it to kids in the 5th grade. Those are some of the reasons I gave it 3 stars
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am outraged and appalled that a book for children would contain 20 instances of the N-word. Teachers and parents, please choose another book about the Revolutionary War.