The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson by Ann McGovernThe Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson by Ann McGovern

The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson

byAnn McGovernIllustratorHarold Goodwin

Paperback | January 6, 1990

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Deborah Sampson wanted to travel and have adventures, but since she had no money, the best way to do that was to join the army. This is the exciting true story of a woman who became a soldier during the American Revolutionary War, by dressing and acting like a man.
Ann McGovern is an award winning children's author.Her books include the If You . . . series, Stone Soup, The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving, Little Wolf, Shark Lady: True Adventures Of Eugenie Clark, and The Secret Soldier: The Story Of Deborah Sampson.
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Title:The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah SampsonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pagesPublished:January 6, 1990Publisher:Scholastic Canada, Ltd

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0590430521

ISBN - 13:9780590430524

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Determined Young Woman This is a brief, easy to read (RL3) biography of Deborah Sampson, a young woman who disguised herself as a man so she could fight in the American Revolution. The story is told quickly but in an entertaining, interesting way. While being a biography for children I think the proper term would be "biographical fiction" as much dialogue and feelings are used which couldn't possibly be known as fact, plus there is no index. But that is no reason not to read the book, as far as I know the facts are all true. Sampson was a remarkable woman for her time, who defied social conventions and led the life of adventure that she so yearned for. After her days of adventure she did marry and have children, as was expected at the time. When the truth came out everyone was totally shocked and had no idea that the young soldier was indeed a woman. An interesting tale of one of the early woman refusing to play her requisite role as a female in a male dominated world.
Date published: 2009-03-18

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Deborah Sampson wanted to travel and have adventures, but since she had no money, the best way to do that was to join the army. This is the exciting true story of a woman who became a soldier during the American Revolutionary War, by dressing and acting like a man