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Sybil Ludington's Midnight Ride (On My Own History)

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The story of Sybil Ludington's ride on horseback to rouse American soldiers to fight against the British who were attacking Danbury, Connecticut during the American Revolution.

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'
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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 4th 2000 by Carolrhoda Books (first published September 1st 2000)
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Dolly
Dec 02, 2009 Dolly rated it really liked it
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
Heather
Feb 02, 2016 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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When British soldiers landed near Danbury New York 16 year old Sybil rode all threw the rainy night to gather her father's soldiers to defend the town. General Washington personally thanked her for her help with the war. This story is excitingly told and interesting to read. There are some great illustrations as well. I enjoyed reading it. It would be great to read it out loud to younger children.
Bee
Apr 30, 2014 Bee rated it really liked it
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A wonderful true story of a young woman and her long ride to bring the Minuteman to fight against the British in CT. An important read for young girls to show them that there have been strong and brave women throughout history. Great illustrations as well. Paul Revere's story may be better know, but, in my opinion, this story is more important for girls and women!
Laura
Feb 18, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing
Excellent story of bravery of a young adult during early U.S. history. 1st-2nd grade reading level. One reference to "ghost" which is not critical to the story (can be skipped over if you are reading it with your child).
Darren
Feb 07, 2011 Darren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting. I liked Star, her horse. I think that if we didn't have Sybil we wouldn't be here right now.
Fruitfulmomma
Dec 08, 2009 Fruitfulmomma rated it liked it  ·  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.
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