Bells of Freedom Author:Dorothy Gilman That the British had occupied Boston and closed her harbor meant little to Jed Crane, an English boy sold to a cruel Boston smithy. Jed was just happy that his mean taskmaster had been persuaded to sell him to the amiable printer Mr. Box. — Now Jed would get a chance to learn to read and explore the bustling, restless city. But when his new maste... more »r's mysterious dealings forced Jed to slip through the British lines, the indentured servant was captured by the rebels and brought face-to-face with American patriots engaged in a life-or-death struggle.
Suddenly freedom was no longer a faraway issue. The meeting with the red-haired firebrand of a major would change Jed's life forever. From the first brave shot at Lexington to the fierce battles of Dorchester Heights and Breed's Hill, Jed fought for some hard answers in his own war between liberty and loyalty. What he found in the glorious spirit of the times was courage.« less
I found this book among the thousands of books my homeschooling mom friend has collected over the years. I read it aloud as part of my own homeschooling program for my 11 year old son. We both enjoyed the story. It has enough action and active voice to keep us both interested from chapter to chapter. The story is told through the eyes of a 12 year old indentured servant in Boston right before the start of the Revolution. I was glad I had found this little gem of a book.