A Classroom Teacher’s Reaction

“It was great! It was engaging. It opens the reader’s eyes to the pros and cons of both sides.”
– D. Arabian, 5th grade teacher; Portsmouth, New Hampshire

COMPLETE REVIEW:
It was great! I thought the book brought to life this lesser known incident that led the way to the “shot heard round the world.” It was engaging, and realistically and fairly represented both sides of the issue through the eyes of the main characters. I really liked how it opens the reader’s eyes to the pros and cons of both sides.

It clearly illustrates the moral dilemma faced by many colonists at that time.

For readers who are familiar with the Portsmouth area, there are many connections with the names of the men involved and place names in Portsmouth. I love historic fiction that makes me want to research the topic more fully–which I did after reading this book!

– D. Arabian, 5th grade teacher; Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Comments

  1. Pamela Franklin-Orkish says:

    Amazing! My sixth graders were so engaged in the novel! We were able to study all aspects of literary skills and figurative language. My class is in California and many of my students do not know much about the East Coast, but now they do. I completely recommend this novel for anyone and especially your students. The history involved was amazing!

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