Book Reviews of Hope's Crossing

Hope's Crossing
Hope's Crossing
Author: Joan Elizabeth Goodman
ISBN-13: 9780698118072
ISBN-10: 0698118073
Publication Date: 11/1/1999
Pages: 160
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Book Type: Paperback
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When her father left Fairfield, Connecticut, to join General Washington's army, Hope found it easy to promise that she would be brave. That was before a raiding party of Tories plundered her home, set it afire, and took Hope captive. Soon she was a servant for Noah Thomas and his ill-tempered wife, with no means of escape--that is, until she got to know Mother Thomas, who wanted to leave as much as she did. Can an elderly woman help a young girl find her way home?
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British Prisoner! When her father left Fairfield, Connecticut, to join Gen. Washington's Army, Hope found it easy to promise that she would be brave. That was before a raiding party of Tories plundered her home, set it afire, and took Hope captive. Soon she was a servant for Noah Thomas and his ill-tempered wife, with no means of escape-that is, until she got to know Mother Thomas, who wanted to leave as much as she did. Can an elderly woman help a young girl find her way home?
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A great read for historical fiction. Since the 4th grade kids I work with had to read a historical fiction book this month, I thought I would too. I really enjoyed that it took place in Connecticut and mentions Westchester county NY, where I grew up. It wasn't hard to imagine Hope and her perils in trying to get back to her family. The book gives a good idea of what living back then might have been like.