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The battle for St. Michaels

by McCully, Emily Arnold,

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
Available (9)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's First Chapter Books j Fic McCully,
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's First Chapter Books
 
Call Number  j Fic McCully,
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak Readers A 3 MCC
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak
 
Collection  Readers
 
Call Number  A 3 MCC
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Readers J READER (Mc)
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Readers
 
Call Number  J READER (Mc)
 
 
Millvale Community Library Juvenile Fiction EASY MCC
Location  Millvale Community Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  EASY MCC
 
 
North Versailles Public Library Easy Readers READER MCCU
Location  North Versailles Public Library
 
Collection  Easy Readers
 
Call Number  READER MCCU
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Easy Readers J EARLY MCC
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Easy Readers
 
Call Number  J EARLY MCC
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Easy Readers J EARLY MCC
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Easy Readers
 
Call Number  J EARLY MCC
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j MCC
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Easys
 
Call Number  E j MCC
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Begin Chapters Juv BC McCul
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Begin Chapters
 
Call Number  Juv BC McCul
 
 
Summary
In the War of 1812, the small ship-building town of St. Michaels on the Maryland coast is expecting a British attack. When the British fleet is sighted, the townsfolk evacuate. Twelve-year-old Caroline Banning is determined to stay and help protect her home. As the fastest runner in town, she carries messages for the defending soldiers and spreads the word when a clever plan is hatched to save St. Michaels. But when the British assault begins, it is Caroline's courage -- not her speed -- that will be tested. Drawing on historical fact and local lore, Caldecott medalist Emily Arnold McCully has created an original story of suspense and bravery.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2^-4. McCully's illustrated adventure story from the I Can Read Chapter Book series takes place during the War of 1812. Fully illustrated with attractive ink-and-watercolor artwork, the tale is told in seven chapters. As McCully explains in an appended note, historians disagree over whether the story is history or legend: when the inhabitants of St. Michaels, Maryland, learned that the British were planning to attack their town from the Chesapeake Bay, they hung lanterns in the trees and on rooftops. Deceived by that "pirate trick" and the fog, the British aimed their cannons too high and the town was spared. McCully tells the story through fictional characters, particularly nine-year-old Caroline, who gamely runs messages back and forth between the general in town and Captain Dobson out at Parrott's Point, one and a half miles away. Although the characters sometimes lack credibility, the excitement will attract readers. --Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series I can read book.
Subjects Running -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Juvenile fiction.
United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Fiction.
Saint Michaels (Md.) -- History -- Fiction.
Publisher [New York] :2002
Language English
Description 64 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 22 cm.
ISBN 0060287284
9780060287283
0060287292
9780060287290
0064442780
9780064442787
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