Soldier's Secret

The Story of Deborah Sampson

Sheila Solomon Klass

Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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In the 1700s, women’s responsibilities were primarily child rearing and household duties. But Deborah Sampson wanted more from life. She wanted to read, to travel—and to fight for her country’s independence. When the colonies went to war with the British in 1775, Deborah was intent on being part of the action. Seeing no other option, she disguised herself in a man’s uniform and served in the Continental army for more than a year, her identity hidden from her fellow soldiers.

Accomplished writer Sheila Solomon Klass creates a gripping firstperson account of an extraordinary woman who lived a life full of danger, adventure, and intrigue.

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Praise for SOLDIER'S SECRET:
 
*“Klass expertly fills in the gaps, drawing a portrait of a proud girl who, from her early fascination with Joan of Arc, becomes entranced with the idea of a real-life ‘heroine.’…An admirable accomplishment..."--Booklist, starred review
 
"The real-life Deborah Sampson's experiences dressing as a man for two years to serve as a soldier during the Revolutionary War form the foundation of Klass's (The Uncivil War) provocative historical novel...it's Klass's telling use of details that brings this story to life."--Publishers Weekly
 
"The writing is clear and concise, and Deborah’s voice rings with authenticity. An excellent choice for fans of historical fiction, fictionalized biographies, and stories about brave women."--School Library Journal

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Sheila Solomon Klass

SHEILA SOLOMON KLASS has been writing fiction for young adults for nearly five decades. Her books include The Uncivil War ; Shooting Star: A Novel About Annie Oakley; and Little Women Next Door. Ms. Klass lives in New York City.

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The Story of Deborah Sampson
Sheila Solomon Klass

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Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
March 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805082005
ISBN10: 080508200X
Young Adult Fiction
5 x 7.75 inches, 224 pages
Age Range: 11 to 15
Grade Range: 6 to 10 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 790L
F&P Level A-Z: Z+

$17.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks
March 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805097399
ISBN10: 0805097392
Young Adult Fiction
5 x 7.75 inches, 224 pages
Age Range: 11 to 15
Grade Range: 6 to 10
$17.99

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e-Book Agency
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
March 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429994934
ISBN10: 1429994932
Young Adult Fiction
5 x 7.75 inches, 224 pages
Age Range: 11 to 15
Grade Range: 6 to 10 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 790L

$7.99
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