1777 - Danbury on Fire!
by M. H. B. Hughes
Thirteen-year-old Joe Hamilton's father has many fears: the Revolutionary War is closing in on his small Connecticut town. But has he become deranged? Joe wonders....
Arguments on the war have split the town and split Joe's family. Joe's uncles and grandfather say Joe's father is a traitor. He says the same about them.
Joe's mother grinds her teeth as she contemplates who is at fault for her family's fracture.
Sharp-witted Joe now listens to every word that adults say, while vowing that he will never be anything like his manipulative Patriot grandfather, Captain Silas Hamilton.
No, no, of course, not.
Left on his own amid British generals and red-coated troopers, Joe watches the parade as King George's army pays Danbury a visit. Are the British invaders a danger? Or is the area bully worse?
They're all nice to Joe...
maybe too nice...
Check Out Josh Yohe's Oct. 31, 2018 Review on The Revolutionary War Forum:
"If you enjoy reading books based during the War for Independence, then this is the book for you! Written towards middle schoolers, it’s an enjoyable fictional read for all ages! ... Hidden History dispenses five out of five stars and recommends it to anyone interested in Revolutionary War events."
Originally posted on the Hidden History facebook page for educators.
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