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War Comes to Willy Freeman (Arabus Family Saga)

by James Collier

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Willy disguises herself as a boy so she can try to save her family during the American revolutionary war. She witnesses her father’s death while he was fighting in the war so she returns home only to find that that her mother has been taken as a prisoner by the British. She dresses as a boy to go out and search for her mother and worries if she would be able to live as a girl again. This book can be used to introduce the Revolutionary war. Its appropriate for grades 5 and 6.
  VicVali | Dec 15, 2011 |
War comes to Willy Freeman is about a girl who lost her father in war and her mother was captured by the British. So she traveled around Boston in disguised as a boy. However her uncle's family is under slavery and his master wants to make Willy his slave. She has no defense because she doesn't have her freedom papers. Will she find her mother in time?Will she find someone to trust? Or will she be in chains again?

This book is recommended to people who like Historical fiction or adventure ( )
  Juniors10 | Feb 8, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440495040, Paperback)

Willy Freeman's life changes forever when she witnesses her father's death at the hands of the Redcoats and returns home to find that the British have taken her mother as a prisoner to New York City.



Willy, disguised as a boy, begins her long search for her mother and luckily finds a haven at the famous Fraunces Tavern. But even with the help of Sam Fraunces and her fellow worker, Horace, Willy knows that to be black, female, and free leaves her open to danger at every turn. What will tomorrow bring?

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A free thirteen-year-old black girl in Connecticut is caught up in the horror of the Revolutionary War and the danger of being returned to slavery when her patriot father is killed by the British and her mother disappears.

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