Three Spies for General Washington

Author: Fisher, Clavin

Subjects: American History; Adventure; Revolutionary War

Age: 10, 11, 12, 13

Grade: 5, 6, 7, 8

Order code: 4594

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 4594S

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Readers will experience the adventure and awe of a segment of the American Revolution through the eyes and actions of three young comrades-in-arms with diverse views and personalities.

The setting is New Jersey, from the fall of Fort Lee in 1776, through the American victories at Trenton and Princeton, and into the winter at Washington’s encampments in the Morristown area. David Holcomb, orphaned after the death of his father at the hands of the British at Concord Bridge, is an ardent patriot. John Tantaquidgeon, of Mohawk ancestry and a former military drummer, sees the Revolutionary War as a great adventure. Several times his unique skills save the boys from life-threatening situations. Peter Kennett, a former British fifer, was captured by the Americans at Fort Ticonderoga and paroled in the custody of David’s uncle. He has difficulty adjusting to the American Army and the concepts of democracy. At times, his soldiering experiences prove invaluable.

Drafted as spies for General Washington, these three young men's principal targets are the Tories who infested New Jersey throughout the war. Their harrowing adventures are spiced by a developing romance between David and the daughter of an American master-spy.

Calvin Fisher was a historian who wrote hundreds of magazine articles, several short stories, and two young adult novels. His history is precise, and his tales are full of outdoor adventures.

Readers will experience the adventure and awe of a segment of the American Revolution through the eyes and actions of three young comrades-in-arms with diverse views and personalities. 

The setting is New Jersey, from the fall of Fort Lee in 1776, through the American victories at Trenton and Princeton, and into the winter at Washington’s encampments in the Morristown area. David Holcomb, orphaned after the death of his father at the hands of the British at Concord Bridge, is an ardent patriot. John Tantaquidgeon, of Mohawk ancestry and a former military drummer, sees the Revolutionary War as a great adventure. Several times his unique skills save the boys from life-threatening situations. Peter Kennett, a former British fifer, was captured by the Americans at Fort Ticonderoga and paroled in the custody of David’s uncle. He has difficulty adjusting to the American Army and the concepts of democracy. At times, his soldiering experiences prove invaluable. 

Drafted as spies for General Washington, these three young men's principal targets are the Tories who infested New Jersey throughout the war. Their harrowing adventures are spiced by a developing romance between David and the daughter of an American master-spy.

Calvin Fisher was a historian who wrote hundreds of magazine articles, several short stories, and two young adult novels. His history is precise, and his tales are full of outdoor adventures.

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