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Daniel at the Siege of Boston, 1776

by Calkhoven, Laurie.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv CALKHOVEN Laurie
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  juv CALKHOVEN Laurie
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j CALKHOVEN
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j CALKHOVEN
Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC CALKHOVEN
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Fiction J CA
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J CA
Twelve-year-old Daniel Prescott cheered when the Sons of Liberty dumped English tea into Boston Harbor. Then King George sent his soldiers to take over Boston and its port. Now Daniel's home is a city under siege.

When his father slips away to join the rebels, Daniel works in the family tavern and eavesdrops on Redcoat officers. He soon learns how to slip across British lines and becomes a messenger and spy, bringing vital news of the enemy to his father, and even to General Washington. To do so puts Daniel's life in danger. But, to a Patriot, liberty is well worth any risk.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Because his parents run the Boston tavern where British officers are staying, 12-year-old Daniel must be careful not to divulge his family's allegiance to the Sons of Liberty. His father joins the New England army, leaving Daniel to help at the tavern and gather what information he can. Early in the story, Daniel is too frightened to cross the British in any way, but he slowly becomes more resolute and determined, and in the end, he risks his life to reveal a traitor to General Washington. Set in 1776, this historical novel weaves actual people, places, and events of the Siege of Boston into an engaging fictional narrative. Back matter includes a historical note, a time line, a glossary, a list of historical characters, and a bibliography of recommended reading. A good beginning for the Boys of Wartime series.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Calkhoven, Laurie. Boys of wartime.
Subjects Patriotism -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Juvenile fiction.
Patriotism -- Fiction.
Spies -- Fiction.
Family life -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Fiction.
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Juvenile fiction.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Juvenile fiction.
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Dutton Children's Books,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Audience 009-011.
Language English
Description x, 195 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780525421443
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