The Reb and the Redcoats


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In an interesting turnabout, the Revolutionary War is seen through the eyes of a British family to whom an American prisoner of war has been entrusted. Technically the young prisoner is in Uncle Lawrence's custody, but the children soon forge a forbidden friendship with him after he nearly dies in an attempted escape. He becomes the Reb and they, his Redcoats. But when they learn of some events leading to his coming to Europe, even Uncle Lawrence, embittered by the unjust death of a friend in America, thaws toward him-but this doesn't stop the Reb from scheming to escape. Constance Savery deftly weaves themes of trust and forgiveness into an interesting plot with likeable characters.




Enemy Brothers


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This is a private war formally declared between Tony and the inhabitants of the White Priory. British airman Dym Ingleford is convinced that young Max Eckermann is his brother, Anthony, who was kidnapped years before. Raised in the Nazi ideology, Tony has by chance tumbled into British hands. Dym has brought him back, at least temporarily, to the family he neither remembers nor will acknowledge as his own. As Tony uses his nine attempts to escape, his stubborn anger is wittled away by the patient kindness he finds at the White Priory. Then, just as he is resigning himself to the English family, a new chance suddenly opens for him to return home to Germany.




Time Enough for Drums


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Sixteen-year-old Jem struggles to maintain the status quo at home in Trenton, New Jersey, when the family men join the war for independence. There are signs of rebellion in the Emerson household several years before the actual American Revolution hits in 1776! Brought up in a relatively liberal household, Jemima Emerson is quite a challenge for her tutor, John Reid, who is known as a Tory with strong ties to England. How could Jem's parents be friends with a man who opposes American freedom? Jem longs for freedom on every level, in the home and her homeland--and John represents the forces that restrict her. Jem and her family soon find themselves fighting for freedom in whatever ways they can in the Revolutionary War. Before long, Jem discovers that there is much more to Mr. Reid than she ever imagined. Her feelings about him change when Jem realizes that John shares her love of freedom--and will risk his life to defend it.




A Rebel Among Redcoats


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Young Maggie Tinsdale fights for the patriot cause in this novel set in the Revolutionary War era.




April Morning


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Howard Fast’s bestselling coming-of-age novel about one boy’s introduction to the horrors of war amid the brutal first battle of the American Revolution On April 19, 1775, musket shots ring out over Lexington, Massachusetts. As the sun rises over the battlefield, fifteen-year-old Adam Cooper stands among the outmatched patriots, facing a line of British troops. Determined to defend his home and prove his worth to his disapproving father, Cooper is about to embark on the most significant day of his life. The Battle of Lexington and Concord will be the starting point of the American Revolution—and when Cooper becomes a man. Sweeping in scope and masterful in execution, April Morning is a classic of American literature and an unforgettable story of one community’s fateful struggle for freedom. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.




Count Your Way through Ireland


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Count your way, from one to ten, through Ireland, a land of leprechauns and limericks, soda bread and mulligan stew. Readers are introduced to the Emerald Isle--both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland--as they learn to count in Gaelic, the traditional language of Ireland. The simple, appealing text is accompanied by the charming illustrations of artist Beth Wright.




Red Falcons of Tremoine


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Leo, a fifteen-year-old orphan, discovers that he is the heir to two feuding families.




Ten Classic Jewish Children's Stories


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The stories in this book have become part of the legacy that links both the written tradition (the Torah) and the oral tradition (the Talmud) to the Jewish people.




A Ride on the Red Mare's Back


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With the aid of her magic wooden horse, a brave girl travels to the High House in the mountains to rescue her kidnapped brother from the trolls.




The Red Chief


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"In this story I have endeavored to relate some of the experiences of the people that dwelt upon the frontier in the trying times of the American Revolution. The loneliness of their position, the character of their sufferings and of their heroic adherence to the cause of the struggling colonies, and the fact that they were so far removed from the scenes of the greater battles have sometimes caused their deeds to be forgotten or ignored."--Preface.