Book Reviews of The Keeping Room

The Keeping Room
The Keeping Room
Author: Anna Myers
PBS Market Price: $7.09 or $3.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780141304687
ISBN-10: 0141304685
Publication Date: 8/1/1999
Pages: 144
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Puffin
Book Type: Paperback
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Great message about war in this well-written book.
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When his father, the richest man in Camden, South Carolina, leads a troop of rebels in the American Revolution, his 12-year-old son Joey becomes "the man of the house." But the father's troop is defeated and the Redcoats occupy his large house for their headquarters, building a gallows in the front yard to hang American prisoners on. Joey tells his own story, as his attitudes towards war, slavery, and the rights of women are changed by his experiences. This is a gritty book for school-aged children - war is definitely not romanticized here.