Anson's Way

Anson's Way

by Gary D. Schmidt

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It is the mid-eighteenth century, and young British subject Anson Granville Staplyton has traveled to Ireland, where his regiment has been sent to keep the king's peace. Anson has waited all his life for the day he would follow his father to serve His Majesty in the Staffordshire Fencibles. But the young drummer's notions of glory are shaken when he witnesses the violent injustices thrust upon the Irish people. Anson is torn even further when he meets an Irish hedge master who secretly teaches children the lilting language and history of their won country-lessons that it is Anson's duty to silence. Torn between family honor and his ever-changing sense of justice, Anson struggles to choose his own way in beautiful yet turbulent Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547237619
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/20/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Gary D. Schmidt is the best-selling author of Pay Attention, Carter Jones; Orbiting Jupiter; the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy; the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars; and Okay for Now. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Anson Granville Staplyton is a drummer boy for the Staffordshire Fencibles. His family has always served for the Fencibles. His father is a lieutenant. They both got sent to Ireland to keep peace. But Anson finds out it's not what he thought it was. He saw That anybody who does something wrong to the king is going to pay. He saw a farmer get killed,and so did the farmer's son. He has some ruff times but then he meets an Irish hedge master. The teacher teaches Irish history and language illegally. He doesn't think that they should use to solve all the problems. He wants to listen to his dad but feels sorry for the Irish people. But he must choose between his own sense of justice or the kings way of justice.