By the Sword

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By the Sword by Selene Castrovilla (Author) and Bill Farnsworth (Illustrator) – Hardcover – Copyright 2007 – ISBN 978-1590784273

Spurred by the cry for freedom and the blood spilled at the battles of Lexington and Concord, young teacher Benjamin Tallmadge sacrifices his career and his dreams to enlist in George Washington’s army in Revolutionary America. 

Young readers who love the Broadway smash "Hamilton" will devour this story of fiery combat during one of American history’s most harrowing moments. Follow Benjamin Tallmadge and his beloved horse, Highlander, at the Battle of Long Island. Hear cannons blast, smell gunpowder, watch the enemy barrel forward as Benjamin must fire or die. Witness grisly war and see whether he and the rest of the battered Americans can escape from Brooklyn unscathed.

Author Selene Castrovilla weaves Tallmadge’s own account with additional details from primary-source documents and extensive research to deliver this action-adventure story with heart, which will have you rooting for Benjamin as he gives his all for his country, and for his horse.

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 6 - 9 years
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 5 - 4