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I'm Deborah Sampson: A Soldier In The War Of The Revolution
Relates the experiences of the woman who disguised herself as a man in order to enlist and fight in the American Revolution.
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published March 1977 by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books
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Apr 17, 2013 Hannah B rated it it was amazing
When I was in late elementary school and early middle school I was obsessed with the American Revolution and Deborah Sam(p)son was pretty much my ultimate hero. Needless to say this was my favorite book back then. My 5th grade teacher had it in his class room and when I moved to 6th grade my middle school's library had a copy. I'm not even sure how many times I read it but it was many. Not to mention I was very ADHD back then so for any book to hold my attention like this one did was a grand acc ...more
Not the greatest book I've ever read, but interesting. It makes me want to see the real story of Deborah, and what her life was like. This seemed definitely whitewashed for a younger audience. The cover is atrocious! This very pretty girl dressed up in a soldiers hat - no way would she have ever passed! I've long been fascinated by the stories of women disguising themselves as men to fight in wars, I just wish this particular version had been told a bit better.
Dec 02, 2010 Cinnamon rated it really liked it
Shelves: girl-self-perception, historical-fiction, family-situations, first-kiss, young-adult, romance, revolutionary-war, traveling, america, friendship, adventure, coming-of-age, women, farm-life, body-image, colonial-america, war-stories, consequences, fitting-in, orphans, 1770s, fiction-based-on-fact
When the boy that Deborah Sampson was going to marry was killed during the American Revolution, she needed a direction in her life. She felt like she didn't have a home or a cause to turn to. So, she decided to pick up the cause that Robbie died fighting for, the freedom of the colonies. Deborah Sampson dressed as man, became Robert Shurieff, and joined the Continental Army, where she fought and was wounded in more than one battle. Fiction story based on real life events.
Patricia Clapp was born in Boston and attended the Columbia University School of Journalism. Her first novel, Constance: A Story of Early Plymouth, was a runner-up for the 1969 National Book Award for Children's Literature. Her other books include, I'm Deborah Sampson, King of the Dollhouse, Dr. Elizabeth, and Jane-Emily. She also authored many plays for children.More about Patricia Clapp...