- Hardcover: 56 pages
- Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (Aug. 5 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 082632925X
- ISBN-13: 978-0826329257
- Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 22.5 x 1.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 558 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,112,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Millie Cooper's Ride: A True Story from History Hardcover – Aug 5 2002
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"We hear complaints from many people that there are not enough fur trade sories for young children, especially girls. . . Dr. Simmons' exciting telling of this incident during the War of 1812 is a pleasant antidote to that criticism. Intended for kids from five to eleven, it's exciting, full of Ron Kil's bright, action-filled pictures, and has a great message of bravery, sacrifice, and patriotism for youngsters. Best of all, it's true."
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During the War of 1812 a courageous young girl volunteers to ride through an Indian war party to rally a relief force at a neighboring fort. An exciting story, beautifully illustrated.See all Product description
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We used this book for homeschooling on the War of 1812. There is a discussion on every page, from why people would like near a "lick" (and why it would called a lick), how a hollow cow's horn projects sound, to how one could wear nettles.
I got the hint the writer might be one of those conservatives who believes settlers of the American west were somehow more clean and morally upright than modern city-dwellers, but one is not clonked over the head with it, and I believe kiddo missed it entirely.
A big thumbs up!