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Dark Shade

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Why has Kip McLean changed so much this summer? Shy, sixteen-year-old Maggie Gilmour can't figure it out. And why does he so often go up the wooded mountain on the outskirts of the small Pennsylvanian town they live in? Maggie decides to follow Kip one day. What Kip -- and now Maggie -- has found is a way back to the past, to 1758 when British soldiers are cutting a road t...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Maggie, an introverted sixteen year old is having trouble with friends. She runs in at the last minute for class and is the first to leave. But Maggie’s trouble is nothing compared to her old friend Kip, badly burned from a fire that killed his parents who doesn’t talk to anyone. When Maggie follows him one day into the woods she discovers he has been traveling into the past to the French and Indian War. This book gives tremendous and accurate insight into the lives of people during the French a...more
A wonderful book to introduce history to students. It keeps you going to the end, and it keeps you thinking constantly.
Not as much F&I War content as I wanted but fairly interesting over all. Modern teen follows a friend & finds he has been slipping through to another time- 1758 -when British troops are cutting a road through the Pennsylvania wilderness to attack the French at Ft Duquesne. While there is one injured Scots soldier featured, the past segments focus more on the Lenape (Delaware) Indians who have a village in the area and are not happy that the whites have come forcing them to move on once...more
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Jane Louise Curry was born in East Liverpool, Ohio, on September 24, 1932. She is the daughter of William Jack Curry Jr. and Helen Margaret Curry. Curry grew up in Pennsylvania (Kittanning and Johnstown), but upon her graduation from college she moved to Los Angeles, California, and London, England.

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