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Peggy Owen Patriot A Story for Girls   By: (1865-1932)

Peggy Owen Patriot A Story for Girls by Lucy Foster Madison

Peggy Owen Patriot: A Story for Girls by Lucy Foster Madison is a delightful coming-of-age novel set in the backdrop of revolutionary America. This captivating tale follows the journey of Peggy Owen, a young girl with a fervent love for her country and an unwavering desire to help the American cause during the War for Independence.

The author skillfully portrays Peggy as a spirited and determined protagonist, who proves that age and gender are no barriers when it comes to patriotism. As the story unfolds, readers are immersed in Peggy's daily life, witnessing her growth from an innocent young girl to a courageous young woman, facing adversity and making sacrifices for her beliefs.

Madison expertly weaves history into the narrative, providing readers with a wealth of knowledge about the Revolutionary War period. From the vivid descriptions of historical events to the inclusion of well-known figures such as George Washington, the book fosters an understanding of the sacrifices made by ordinary people during this tumultuous time in American history.

One of the most outstanding aspects of Peggy Owen Patriot is its strong emphasis on the importance of family and community. Peggy's close relationship with her parents and siblings, as well as her growing friendship with like-minded individuals in her town, highlights the unity and resilience that characterized the American people during the revolution.

Madison's writing style is engaging and accessible, making it a perfect read for young girls who are eager to delve into historical fiction. The book is filled with vivid descriptions and authentic dialogue, transporting readers to a bygone era. The author's attention to detail and meticulous research is evident, ensuring an immersive experience that is both educational and entertaining.

Moreover, Peggy Owen Patriot showcases the themes of bravery, loyalty, and preservation of one's beliefs, making it a valuable story for all readers. Peggy's unwavering dedication to the American cause serves as an inspiring example, encouraging others to stand up for what they believe in.

Overall, Peggy Owen Patriot: A Story for Girls is a remarkable historical fiction novel that beautifully captures the spirit of patriotism and resilience during the American Revolutionary War. Lucy Foster Madison's memorable characters, impeccable storytelling, and seamless integration of historical events make this book an exceptional read for both young girls and lovers of American history.

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[Illustration: "CAN I BE OF ANY ASSISTANCE?"]

Peggy Owen Patriot

A Story for Girls


Lucy Foster Madison

Author of

"Peggy Owen" "Peggy Owen at Yorktown" "Peggy Owen and Liberty"

Illustrated by H.J. Peck

The Penn Publishing Company Philadelphia MCMXVII


"I pray you, let us satisfy our eyes With the memorials and things of fame That do renown this city."


In "Peggy Owen," the preceding book of the series, the heroine, a little Quaker maid, lives across from the State House in Philadelphia. By reason of this she becomes much interested in the movements of the Continental Congress, and when her father, in spite of his religion, takes up arms for the Whigs she too becomes an ardent patriot... Continue reading book >>

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