20th out of 91 books — 7 voters
Sybil Ludington's Midnight Ride (On My Own History)
Introduce young readers to history through the stories of both real and fictionalized people. By focusing on a single important episode that describes a historical event, these books engage readers' interests and imaginations. Written in a story format, each account relates events that really happened, often followed by a brief summary of the historical event to further ex...more
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published September 4th 2000 by Carolrhoda Books
(first published September 1st 2000)
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Dec 02, 2009 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a fascinating true story of a young woman's ride to assemble the Minutemen in order to fight back the British troops who were attacking at Danbury, Connecticut. Very similar to the story of Paul Revere, but a virtual unknown, even for me growing up in Massachusetts. I love the patriotism and bravery demonstrated by this young woman, and it is a positive story to read to our girls about what women (and girls) can do. The best part is that they enjoyed the story as well. I love it when we...more
Dec 08, 2009 Fruitfulmomma rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommended to Fruitfulmomma by: Found at library
An interesting unknown story about a young woman during the War for Independence. Sybil's father is a leader in the military and must rely on her help to get messages through to his soldiers.