The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Story of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777 (Dear America Series)

The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Story of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777 (Dear America Series)

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Eleven-year-old Abigail Jane Stewart's fictionalized diary about her life, family, friends, and neighbors, and the sides they have to choose in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, during the height of the Revolutionary War, renders a vivid portrayal of one of the most memorable and crucial winters in American history.

Abby's life with her family is quickly upended when

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Eleven-year-old Abigail Jane Stewart's fictionalized diary about her life, family, friends, and neighbors, and the sides they have to choose in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, during the height of the Revolutionary War, renders a vivid portrayal of one of the most memorable and crucial winters in American history.

Abby's life with her family is quickly upended when they are awakened by the unfamiliar sound of drums. General George Washington is leading the Continental soldiers into their winter encampment at Valley Forge, PA.
Hardship is a constant companion for soldiers and citizens alike throughout the winter, and in her diary, Abby pieces together the beauty, pain, and blessings of this long, revolutionary winter.

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Children's Literature - Annie Laura Smith
Eleven-year-old Abigail Jane Stewart records the experiences in her diary as she and her family are caught up in the American Revolutionary War. This fictional diary captures the innocent view of a girl forced to survive in a war after George Washington's troops encamp in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The hardships of the harsh winter and results of being caught up in this conflict are vividly described. The diary format is age appropriate and gives an excellent view of the American Revolutionary War. The date divisions for the year 1777 provide an easy transition through the text. The "Historical Note" provides the background information about the American Revolution. Black and white sketches and photographs show the era. The "Acknowledgements" section defines the in-depth research done by the author. The diary would be an excellent supplement to the history curriculum as young readers see this period of history come alive. Other books in the "Dear America Series" include The Fences Between Us: The Diary of Piper Davis, A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple; and Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady. Although Abigail's diary covers the unique topic of the American Revolution, the content contributes to American history shown in the series. Reviewer: Annie Laura Smith

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545238021
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
Dear America Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
227,995
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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