If You Were a Kid In the Thirteen Colonies

Series: If You Were a Kid

by Wil Mara, Illustrated By Lluis Farre

Children's Press
September 2016

Ages 7 – 9 . Grades 2 – 4

Lexile measure: 630L

DRA: 34

Guided Reading: O

It is winter of 1724 in the North American colonies. With her mother sick in bed and her father away on business, Charlotte Sheppard is left to watch over her younger siblings and the family farm as a dangerous storm blows in overnight. Meanwhile, Charlotte's friend Elijah Coth is concerned that his immigrant family will return home to Holland after so many setbacks on their own farm. Readers (Ages 7-9) will join Charlotte and Elijah as they work together to make repairs and feed their families in the aftermath of the storm.
Wil Mara

Wil Mara, a lifelong fan of the National Football League, is the author of more than seventy-five books. He has written both fiction and nonfiction, for both children and adults. Aside from his “ NFL novels, ” he also wrote the 2005 disaster thriller Wave, which won the 2005 New Jersey Notable Book Award.



ISBN: 9780531219720

32pp. | 8-⅜ x 7-¼