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Sybil Ludington: Revolutionary War Rider

Sybil Ludington: Revolutionary War Rider

Based on a True Story

E. F. Abbott

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What would you do if your country was counting on you to deliver a message? That's sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington’s urgent mission.

In 1777, Sybil and her family believe the American colonies should be free from British control. Sybil’s father leads a regiment of New York militiamen, and everyone in the family is dedicated to the Patriot cause. Using spy tactics and codes, the Ludingtons gather intelligence, hoping to stay one step ahead of their enemies. When British troops raid nearby Danbury, Connecticut, Sybil gallops through the night to call out her father's men. But the journey is dangerous for a girl who’s all alone. With obstacles at every turn, will she make it in time to stop the British?

Based on a True Story books are exciting historical fiction about real children who lived through extraordinary times in American History. This title has Common Core connections.

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CHAPTER 1

APRIL 26, 1777

A man rode thundering up the hill on his horse, spattering rain and mud as he galloped directly to the Ludingtons’ front door.

In the inner room, lit only by the fire, the family heard him coming...

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E. F. Abbott

E.F. Abbott is a pseudonym for Karen Romano Young, author of Doodlebug: A Novel in Doodles. She has written over a dozen books for children. Karen and her family live in Bethel, Connecticut.

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