Hampton Hattie

Hampton Hattie

by K. P. Fox


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Hattie Peake loves to explore her seaside town with her best friend, Millie, in search of new adventures. Together they rummage through clumps of vines and gaze high into trees, hoping to discover new species of birds. Someday, Hattie hopes to become a teacher like her mother, who is deeply devoted to educating the children of slaves so that they might have a leg up in life if they are ever freed.

When the Civil War breaks out, Hattie’s world is turned upside down. Soldiers from the North and South roam the countryside itching for a battle. Even her beloved birds start behaving strangely. Hattie and her mother are pursued by brutal patrols, and her family must flee a town engulfed in flames. In the midst of the chaos, Hattie meets and befriends a Union general in charge of nearby Fortress Monroe.

Based on true events, Hampton Hattiefollows the lives of real people as they struggle to survive one of our country’s darkest periods.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997917949
Publisher: Flat Pond Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2018
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ken Fox is the author of Unlocking Freedom's Door. The story honors the life of Mary Peake, a genuine heroine who defied Virginia law to teach the children of slaves to read and write during the Civil War. Because he believed that the lessons of this novel would be invaluable to a younger audience, Ken wrote Hampton Hattie.

He is a native New Englander and lives on Cape Cod with his wife.

Table of Contents


Picture of Hattie Peake

Map 1: Lower Virginia Peninsula

Map 2: Hampton, Virginia Vicinity

1 The Door Is Closed

2 Hampton Roads

3 James Junior

4 The Great Oak Tree

5 Fortress Monroe

6 Mean Mr. Boyd

7 Daughters Of Zion

8 A Surprise Visit

9 The Slave Patrol

10 Helpless

11 The Great Escape

12 General Benjamin Butler

13 The Brown Cottage

14 First Day Of School

15 Trouble in Yorktown

16 A Special Day

17 The Big Battle

18 If Only I Could Fly

19 The Big Move

20 The Great Inferno

21 Sifting Through The Ashes

22 Reverend Lockwood

23 Consumption

24 Uses Promptos Facit

25 A Special Festival

26 Hampton Rebuilds

Epilogue: The Door Is Open

Emancipation Proclamation

Recipe for Honey Biscuits

Reading Study Guide


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