Book Reviews of The Secret Soldier: The Story Of Deborah Sampson

The Secret Soldier:  The Story Of Deborah Sampson
The Secret Soldier The Story Of Deborah Sampson
Author: Katherine Thompson, Ann McGovern
ISBN-13: 9780590430524
ISBN-10: 0590430521
Pages: 64
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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My daughter LOVED this book!
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It was the time of the Revolutionary War-and Deborah Sampson wanted to join the Army. In 1778, when Deborah Sampson was 18 years old, most girls her age were settling down and getting married. But Deborah had other ideas. She wanted to travel and have adventures-even if it meant joining the army and dressing like a man! In 1782, the Revolutionary War was still going on. And no one suspected that the man in the uniform was really a woman.
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It was the time of the Revolutionary War and Deborah Sampson wanted to join the army! In 1778, When Deborah Sampson was 18 years old, most girls her age were settling down and getting married. But Deborah had other ideas. She wanted to travel and have adventures--even if it meant joining the army and dressing like a man!

In 1782, The Revolutionary War was still going on. And no one suspected that the man in the uniform was really a woman.

Fascinating book. Very readable.
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Written in short entertaining paragraphs which I can only assumed where formed from Deborah Sampson diary as the book states she kept one most of her life after she learned to read. Deborah was known to be a very smart child and as a adult even taught as a school teacher for a while until she became eager to travel the world. She saw her chance in joining the American Revolution dressed as a man. She even fooled her own mother dressed up.

The book is easy to read and entertaining with drawings of Deborah and her history. I think it is an excellent read for children to learn how far women have gotten to this day and in Deborahs time period. I would be interested to see more books about her. I do not know if any books are out there in adult format but there should be if her diary is around.