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Paperback Midnight Rider Book

ISBN: 0689870108

ISBN13: 9780689870101

Midnight Rider

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Fourteen-year-old Hannah is an orphan living with her cruel aunt Phoebe in Salem, Massachusetts. Hannah recently lost her mother, and now her only comfort is her horse, Promise. But when her money-hungry aunt sells the horse and then indentures Hannah to the Boston family of a British general, Hannah vows to retrieve Promise at all costs, and join the fight for freedom. In Boston, as disagreements between the Whigs and the Tories run high and Americans...

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6 ratings

Can't Praise It Enough!!!

This book is about a girl named Hannah. Through hardships, struggles and separations, she finds comfort in her horse Promise, and saves her home city, Salem. such a good book, GO READ IT!!!!

Fantastic book!!!!!

This book is Fantatstic! A great young adult book and also anyone who loves horses and history.

i love this book!!!!!!

i love this book!!!! its about a girl named hannah who is sent by her horrid aunt pheobe to be a indengered servant. she loves horses and becomes friends with two stable boys named will and caleb. hannah hates being a servant, so to breakaway from the servant life, she goes on midnight rides on her beloved horse promise. i'm not gonna say anything else though!!!! read this book and find out what happens!!!

Exciting historical fiction

I have read this story with students average age 14. Their response was total involvement in the plot and the character, Hannah and her horse, Promise. They did not believe at first that the book would be interesting, since they thought it would be "ho hum" history. The cover illustration suggests it might be another Paul Revere Midnight Ride to Lexington and Concord. Wrong! The main historical event is the lesser known "Salem Alarm." The author weaves fascinating historical events into a plot that today's kids love. Not a bit boring! In fact, one student said, "It was like watching a movie in my head." Kids LOVED this story and rated it a 10/10. Did I forget to mention that I loved it, too?

A spunky young patriot in colonial Boston

Joan Harlow knows how to catch the excitement of an historical event and weave a believable story and characters into it. MIDNIGHT RIDER, is the account of fourteen-year-old Hannah Andrews who rides her horse from Boston to Salem in 1775 to warn the colonists of a British raid. Hannah, originally from Salem, has been indentured by her scheming aunt into the Boston household of General Gage, governor of the colonies. As a servant she finds herself in the midst of not only family secrets, but angry clashes between colonists and British troops. She sneaks out to secret meetings of Patriots and one day overhears General Gage's plan to seize colonial munitions stored in Salem. Hannah, siding with freedom-loving colonists knows what she has to do. She risks her life and that of her horse Promise to ride through a snowstorm to warn the people of Salem about the raid. Joan Harlow captures the character of this spunky girl who reflects the grit and determination of colonial America to gain independence.

Another winner from Harlow

Joan Hiatt Harlow has written another winner in her series of historical fiction. Young readers will be enthralled with the exciting plot and enchanted by the characters, real and fictional, around whom the story is woven. Excellent writing and historical authenticity combine to make this book both educational and fun to read.
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