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Peggy Owen at Yorktown   By: (1865-1932)

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Peggy Owen at Yorktown is a captivating historical novel written by Lucy Foster Madison. Set during the Revolutionary War, this book provides a fresh perspective on the events leading up to the Battle of Yorktown. With a blend of fictional characters and real historical figures, Madison skillfully weaves a gripping story that transports readers back in time.

The protagonist, Peggy Owen, is a young and spirited girl who finds herself swept up in the chaos of war. Through Peggy's eyes, we witness the struggles, challenges, and triumphs faced by both the American patriots and British loyalists. Madison's character development is impeccable, as Peggy grows from an innocent and naive girl into a brave and resilient young woman throughout the course of the story.

One of the strengths of this book is Madison's meticulous attention to historical detail. From the accurate portrayal of daily life during that era to the inclusion of major historical events, the author's research is evident on every page. Readers will appreciate the authenticity of the setting and the historical context, as it adds depth and richness to the narrative.

Madison's prose is beautifully descriptive, effortlessly painting vivid pictures in the readers' minds. The author's ability to evoke the sights, sounds, and emotions of the time period is truly impressive. Whether describing a bustling colonial town or a chaotic battlefield, Madison's writing transports readers into the heart of the action, making it difficult to put the book down.

Moreover, Peggy Owen at Yorktown is not solely a historical novel; it is also a tale of resilience, friendship, and personal growth. Peggy's journey is not only about surviving the horrors of war but also about discovering her own strengths and finding her place in the world. Young readers will resonate with Peggy's struggles and her relatability, making this book not only educational but also emotionally engaging.

If there is one aspect that slightly detracts from the overall enjoyment of the book, it is the occasional predictability of certain plot points. Some of the twists and turns in the story are foreseeable, which may disappoint readers seeking complete unpredictability. However, the sheer historical intrigue and the well-crafted characters more than make up for any minor shortcomings.

All in all, Peggy Owen at Yorktown is a compelling read that successfully combines history, adventure, and personal growth within its pages. Lucy Foster Madison's captivating storytelling and attention to historical detail make this book an excellent choice for young readers interested in the Revolutionary War era. By following Peggy's journey, readers will not only gain a deeper understanding of the past but also find themselves immersed in an exciting and heartfelt story.

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[Illustration: "DID THEE PUT THY NAME ON IT?"]



Lucy Foster Madison

Author of

"Peggy Owen" "Peggy Owen Patriot" "Peggy Owen and Liberty"

Illustrated by H. J. Peck

The Penn Publishing Company PHILADELPHIA MCMXVII


"Oh, who can gaze upon the relics here, And not their sacred memories revere? Who can behold the figures of our sires, And not be touched with Freedom's hallowed fires?"


The members of the Society of Friends, or "Quakers," residing in the American colonies, were sadly tried during the struggle by those colonies against King George. The Quaker principles forbade warfare, but the Quaker hearts were often as loyal to their country as any about them. Some of these found a way to reconcile principles with patriotism and, entering the American army, were known as "fighting Quakers... Continue reading book >>

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