Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
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Young readersElementary readersUpper elementary readers
7 stars

Buttons for General Washington

AR: 2.9
Lexile: 460
by Peter and Connie Roop     Illus. by Peter E. Hanson
Normal-length Picture Book
Genre: Realistic Historical Fiction

Original post — Friday, November 25, 2005
ALA Notable Book

John Darragh is a fourteen-year-old spy for General Washington during the American Revolution. But Philadelphia in 1777 is not a safe place for a spy. If he ever got caught , he would be hanged!

This short story, based on a the real life of a famous spy family, is easy to read but suspenseful anyway. Find out how they got secret messages to General Washington and what happens to John after he gets "caught".

(Last modified:08/20/2006)


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