By the Sword By Selene Castrovilla; Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth

ISBN: 9781590784273


Published by (2007-04-01)

Spurred by the cry for freedom and the blood spilled at the battles of Lexington and Concord, young teacher Benjamin Tallmadge sacrifices his career and his dreams to enlist in George Washington’s army in Revolutionary America. 

Young readers who love the Broadway smash "Hamilton" will devour this story of fiery combat during one of American history’s most harrowing moments. Follow Benjamin Tallmadge and his beloved horse, Highlander, at the Battle of Long Island. Hear cannons blast, smell gunpowder, watch the enemy barrel forward as Benjamin must fire or die. Witness grisly war and see whether he and the rest of the battered Americans can escape from Brooklyn unscathed. Author Selene Castrovilla weaves Tallmadge’s own account with additional details from primary-source documents and extensive research to deliver this action-adventure story with heart, which will have you rooting for Benjamin as he gives his all for his country, and for his horse.

Book Details

Format: Hardcover
Price: 17.95 USD / 17.95 CAD
Published: 2007-04-01
ISBN: 9781590784273
Page Count: 40
Trim Size: 8 x 10

"An excellent introduction to the use of primary-source material to create a plausible historical narrative that also adds a human face." --School Library Journal