In this true story of bravery and determination, a young girl named Sybil Ludington risks darkness and danger to help the Revolutionary War effort. The British are invading, and it is up to her to muster the troops for defense. Karen B. Winnick skillfully captures the hazards of wartime, Sybil's courage, and her spirited colt with a suspenseful account and rich illustrations.
About the Author
Karen B. Winnick is also the author and illustrator of Lucy's Cave, Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers, and Cassie's Sweet Berry Pie. She lives in California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Karen Winnick's ability to document American history through her story writing and illustrations is not only compelling to children but to folks of all ages. 'Herstory' is clear, imaginative, and invigorating. I also admire her dedication in teaching children about my country's past. She has chosen our most intelligent audience-YOUNG PEOPLE! Keep writing!!
After being tickled by the charming Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers, it's evident with the reading of Sybil's Night Ride that Ms. Winnick has a pattern of selecting a remarkable, but generally unknown, episode in American history. She then transforms this event into a magical tale, appealing to both historian and child. Her protagonists are brave-hearted, young females making a difference in a very male-oriented world. She brings to light events that have escaped the attention of conventional chroniclers (because of their gender, one wonders?) and augments the telling with lush illustration and sweet report. Her art is wonderfully engaging, if sometimes melancholy, and evocative of the period in the telling. I find so tactile as to be soul stirring. A smart and interesting book, written for smart and interested readers.