Reb and the Redcoats

Reb and the Redcoats

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In an interesting turnabout, the Revolutionary War is seen through the eyes of a British family to whom an American prisoner of war has been entrusted. Technically the young prisoner is in Uncle Lawrence's custody, but the children soon forge a forbidden friendship with him after he nearly dies in an attempted escape. He becomes the Reb and they, his Redcoats. But when they learn of some events leading to his coming to Europe, even Uncle Lawrence, embittered by the unjust death of a friend in America, thaws toward him--but this doesn't stop the Reb from scheming to escape. Constance Savery deftly weaves themes of trust and forgiveness into an interesting plot with likeable characters.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 225 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • Bathgate, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 3ill.
  • 1883937426
  • 9781883937423
  • 303,836

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"One of the many books my wife discovered. After she read it aloud to the kids they wanted me to read it to them AGAIN at their nightly story time before bed. Though this novel is written for children I stayed up late to finish it myself after one such session! I found this book full of living examples of the many virtues that make up an honorable person."
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