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Dear America: Cannons at Dawn

Series: Dear America

by Kristiana Gregory


Scholastic Inc.
May 2011


Fiction
Ages 10 – 14 . Grades 5 – 9

Library of Congress: 2010032431


Lexile measure: 740L

DRA: 60

Guided Reading: W


Abigail Jane Stewart returns in this brand-new sequel to THE WINTER OF RED SNOW. The Revolutionary War toils on, but the Stewart family can no longer avoid getting involved. Abby's father joins the Continental Army, while Abby, her mother, and her siblings become camp followers. They face daily hardships alongside the troops and continue to spend time helping the Washingtons. Filled with romance and adventure, Abby's frontline view of the war captures the heartache and bravery of the soldiers, as well as the steep cost of freedom.
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Kristiana Gregory

Kristiana Gregory is the bestselling author of many Dear America titles, including THE WINTER OF RED SNOW and its follow-up, CANNONS AT DAWN; ACROSS THE WIDE AND LONESOME PRAIRIE; and SEEDS OF HOPE. She has also written the Cabin Creek Mysteries, which are based on bedtime stories she told her sons when they were young and restless. Kristiana lives in Boise, Idaho. Visit her online at www.kgregorybooks.com.

SELECT REVIEWS:

  • Praise for the Dear America series:

    “More than a supplement to classroom textbooks, this series is an imaginative, solid entre into American history.” –Publishers Weekly

    “An impressive series that will challenge students to make connections from prominent historical events to relevant life situations . . . A wonderful asset to the classroom as well as to home libraries.” –Children's Book Service Review

    “Engaging, accessible historical fiction.” –School Library Journal

    “The Dear America diaries represent the best of historical fiction for any age.” –Chicago Tribune

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