Skip to main content
PBS logo

Search - The Keeping Room

The Keeping Room
The Keeping Room
Author: Anna Myers
A Revolutionary War novel with a difference — When Colonel Joseph Kershaw leaves Camden, South Carolina, to lead the American rebels in their struggle against the British, he leaves his son Joey behind as the man of the house. But what can a 13-year-old do when General Cornwallis comes into town and makes the Kershaws' home his headqua...  more »
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
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Puffin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
Reviews: Member | Amazon | Write a Review
Read All 2 Book Reviews of "The Keeping Room"

Please Log in to Rate these Book Reviews

reviewed The Keeping Room on + 201 more book reviews
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.
reviewed The Keeping Room on + 203 more book reviews
Great message about war in this well-written book.

Book Wiki

Original Publication Date (YYYY-MM-DD)
Important Events