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A twelve-year-old white girl has to give up her life and her family and adapt to a new one after she is kidnapped by Delaware Indians in Echohawk Grades Lynda Durrant. A white boy is taken from his family and raised by the Mohican tribe as one of their own, and as he grows older, he realizes that he must make a choice between the Mohicans or the world he came from long ago. A young girl becomes ensnared in the tumult and terror of the Salem Witch Trials.
During the Revolutionary War, thirteen-year-old Hope finds herself enslaved in a Tory household on Long Island and uses all her resources to escape and make it home. During the winter of , eleven-year-old Abigail Jane Stewart witnesses George Washington readying his young soldiers for battle on the frozen fields of Valley Forge.
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Years after a violent raid by the British and their Indian allies, two families with very different perspectives become neighbors and must deal the past. In , ten-year-old Regina is kidnapped by Indians in Pennsylvania and struggles to hold onto memories of her earlier life as she grows up under the name of Tskinnak. Nine-year-old Susanna is captured by the Lenape Indians after witnessing the massacre of her family and spends the next four years as a member of the tribe.
A pilgrim girl makes the dangerous journey on the Mayflower and experiences making new friends, contact with Indians, and sickness that leaves her motherless. Roanoke Grades Sonia Levitin. Sixteen-year-old William helps build a settlement in the New World as their leader returns to England for supplies, but upon his return, the colony has vanished. Ben Franklin, one of the most celebrated men of his time, the elderly and audacious inventor. George Washington, the dashing Virginian whose battle experience in the French and Indian War brings him the recognition that elevates him to command of a colonial army.
Three thousand soldiers from the world's greatest army are cornered in Boston, surrounded by farmers and doctors turned rebel soldiers and generals. For a week both sides are at an impasse, until June 17, , when the standstill comes to a violent, bloody end on Breed's and Bunker hills. In Bunker Hill , master storyteller Howard Fast recounts the unlikely battle that changed the course of the Revolutionary War forever.
Tensions rise among both the British and Colonial soldiers as political and tactical frustrations, dissent, confusion, and fear threaten to tear both sides apart before the fighting even begins. At the heart of the story is a Quaker family, who hide the boy after his landing party has been killed in an ambush. Because the captain of the Hessians had ordered the hanging of a local whom he thought might be a spy, the town militia lay in wait, massacred the Hessians, and hunted down the only survivor, Hans Pohl.
His capture and trial provide an opportunity to explore the difficult moral position that war presents, complicated by the presence of the Quaker family. The story is told from the point of view of Evan Feversham, a doctor who has seen enough of death, and an outsider in the narrow world of Puritan New England. This wonderfully far-ranging novel is packed with battles, sudden flights, escapes, intrigue, massacres, romance, and exile as it follows Wiswell, a spy for Sir William Howell Commander in Chief of the British Armies on Long Island, as well as in Paris and London.
He captures a sloop single-handedly and joins Benedict Arnold against the American revolutionaries of the southern colonies.
Though branded by history as cowardly traitors, many of them were men of strong convictions and fierce courage, sometimes defeating triple their number of Continental troops and militiamen in battle. With strong historical detail and vivid depictions, Roberts explores the hearts and minds of those men and women who opposed the Revolution. As compelling today as it was fifty years ago, to read this riveting novel is to live through the defining events leading up to the American Revolutionary War. Fourteen-year old Johnny Tremain, an apprentice silversmith with a bright future ahead of him, injures his hand in a tragic accident, forcing him to look for other work.
In his new job as a horse-boy, riding for the patriotic newspaper, the Boston Observer, and as a messenger for the Sons of Liberty, he encounters John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and Dr.