In 1776, 13-year-old Samuel finds that his house has been burned down by British soldiers. He sets out to find his parents, but his journey is a tangle of Rebels, Patriots, Iroquois, and others who are helpful or helpless.
The fictional narrative alternates with short nonfiction updates about the American Revolution. Parts of the story are graphic and disturbing - it's not gratuitously bloody, but innocents and family members are killed. The plot moves quickly and the writing is compelling. Many readers will find this to be an accessible gateway to historical fiction.
"A quote from Woods Runner"
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