The Keeping Room

Paperback | July 19, 1999

byAnna Myers

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When Colonel Joseph Kershaw leaves Camden, South Carolina, to lead the American rebels in their struggle against the British, he leaves his son Joey behind as the man of the house. But what can a 13-year-old do when General Cornwallis comes into town and makes the Kershaws' home his headquarters, and begins hanging American prisoners in the family garden? Joey is determined to get revenge--even if he has to risk everything.

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Left in charge of the family when his father leaves their South Carolina home to fight in the Revolutionary War, 13 year-old Joey Kershaw finds all his resources tested when General Cornwallis comes to town and chooses the Kershaw house as his headquarters. Joey’s father becomes a prisoner of the British and the young boy will stop at ...

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When Colonel Joseph Kershaw leaves Camden, South Carolina, to lead the American rebels in their struggle against the British, he leaves his son Joey behind as the man of the house. But what can a 13-year-old do when General Cornwallis comes into town and makes the Kershaws' home his headquarters, and begins hanging American prisoners i...

Anna Myers is the author of a number of novels for middle readers, and the only two-time winner of the Oklahoma Book Award. She lives in Chandler, Oklahoma.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:July 19, 1999Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141304685

ISBN - 13:9780141304687

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 12

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Left in charge of the family when his father leaves their South Carolina home to fight in the Revolutionary War, 13 year-old Joey Kershaw finds all his resources tested when General Cornwallis comes to town and chooses the Kershaw house as his headquarters. Joey’s father becomes a prisoner of the British and the young boy will stop at nothing to strike back at the general. But his actions result in the death of one of the few good men among the Redcoats. The boy’s understanding of war changes forever in The Keeping Room, a potent story for young readers aged 8-12.