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