Relates the experiences of the woman who disguised herself as a man in order to enlist and fight in the American Revolution....
|Title||:||I'm Deborah Sampson: A Soldier In The War Of The Revolution|
|Number of Pages||:||176 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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I'm Deborah Sampson: A Soldier In The War Of The Revolution Reviews
When I was in late elementary school and early middle school I was obsessed with the American Revolution and Deborah Sam(p)son was pretty much my ultimate hero. Needless to say this was my favorite book back then. My 5th grade teacher had it in his class room and when I moved to 6th grade my middle school's library had a copy. I'm not even sure how many times I read it but it was many. Not to mention I was very ADHD back then so for any book to hold my attention like this one did was a grand accomplishment. the last I checked this book was no longer in print but I really wish that it was. It is a wonderful book that inspired me as a young girl to not be afraid of pursuing a dream. If you can manage to get a copy of this book I totally recommend it to anyone whether they're a middle grade student or not!
When the boy that Deborah Sampson was going to marry was killed during the American Revolution, she needed a direction in her life. She felt like she didn't have a home or a cause to turn to. So, she decided to pick up the cause that Robbie died fighting for, the freedom of the colonies. Deborah Sampson dressed as man, became Robert Shurieff, and joined the Continental Army, where she fought and was wounded in more than one battle. Fiction story based on real life events.
Not the greatest book I've ever read, but interesting. It makes me want to see the real story of Deborah, and what her life was like. This seemed definitely whitewashed for a younger audience. The cover is atrocious! This very pretty girl dressed up in a soldiers hat - no way would she have ever passed! I've long been fascinated by the stories of women disguising themselves as men to fight in wars, I just wish this particular version had been told a bit better.
The best thing about Patricia Clapp's books is they have a little bit of romance in them...perfect for that 5th grade girl!
Loved this book as a child. How many times did I check it out from the Loving Branch of the A2 library?!?!?
Not first reading: [March/April] 1997 With (above)