Early Thunder

Early Thunder

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This "vivid and compelling story of the American Revolution" is set in Salem in 1774, when people were either Tories or Whigs and the growing violence between the two groups split Salem and its people. Daniel West and his widowed doctor father were undeniably Tories, and neither tax nor tea nor wild acts by the rowdy Liberty Boys could weaken their loyalty to the king. After a series of disappointments, from his father and from England, Daniel disappoints himself on a night when all of Salem goes wild. Eventually Daniel comes to terms with himself and makes his difficult decision. And in a major confrontation between the British troops and the townspeople, he proudly supports his chosen side.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 255 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Puffin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0140322590
  • 9780140322590
  • 619,308

Review quote

"The most alive story of the American Revolution that has appeared in many years." --The Horn Bookshow more

About Jean Fritz

Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China to American missionaries on November 16, 1915. Living there until she was almost thirteen sparked a lifelong interest in American history. She wrote about her childhood in China in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book and winner of the National Book Award. Ms. Fritz was the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people. Among the other prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: the National Humanities Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award. the Christopher Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors' Choice Awards. She passed away on May 14, 2017.show more

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93 ratings
3.41 out of 5 stars
5 18% (17)
4 31% (29)
3 33% (31)
2 9% (8)
1 9% (8)
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