The Matchlock Gun

Paperback | November 23, 1998

byWalter D. EdmondsIllustratorPaul Lantz

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A Newbery Medal Winner

In 1756, New York State was still a British colony, and the French and the Indians were constant threats to Edward and his family. When his father was called away to watch for a raid from the north, only Edward was left to protect Mama and little Trudy. His father had shown him how to use the huge matchlock gun, an old Spanish gun that was twice as long as he was, but would Edward be able to handle it if trouble actually came? This classic, first published in 1941, has an updated, kid-friendly format that includes the original black-and-white illustrations.

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The year was 1756. New York State was still a British colony and still threatened by the French and the Indians. Edward's father was called away to deal with a raid in the north. That just left the boy to protect Mama and little sister Trudy. His father had showed him how to use the family's gun, a weapon twice as big as Edward. But th...

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A Newbery Medal WinnerIn 1756, New York State was still a British colony, and the French and the Indians were constant threats to Edward and his family. When his father was called away to watch for a raid from the north, only Edward was left to protect Mama and little Trudy. His father had shown him how to use the huge matchlock gun, a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7.71 × 5 × 0.22 inPublished:November 23, 1998Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0698116801

ISBN - 13:9780698116801

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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The year was 1756. New York State was still a British colony and still threatened by the French and the Indians. Edward's father was called away to deal with a raid in the north. That just left the boy to protect Mama and little sister Trudy. His father had showed him how to use the family's gun, a weapon twice as big as Edward. But the boy wasn't at all sure he'd have the courage to use it. This reissue of the 1941 classic The Matchlock Gun includes the original black-and-white illustrations.