Anson's Way

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 213 pages
It is the mid-eighteenth century, and young British subject Anson Granville Staplyton has travelled to Ireland, where his regiment has been sent to keep the king's peace. Anson has waited all his life for the day he would follow his father to serve His Majesty in the Staffordshire Fencibles. But the young drummer's notions of glory are shaken when he witnesses the violent injustices thrust upon the Irish people. Anson is torn even further when he meets an Irish hedge master who secretly teaches children the lilting language and history of their won country-lessons that it is Anson's duty to silence. Torn between family honour and his ever-changing sense of justice, Anson struggles to choose his own way in beautiful yet turbulent Ireland. AUTHOR Gary D. Schmidt is the author of the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Hardback available 9780395915295 AGES 8-12 GRADES 3-7 *
 

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Set in turbulent 18th-century Ireland, this is a coming-of-age story about a boy who seeks to be a drummer in the service of King George II, wearing the uniform of the Fencibles. Coming from a long ... Read full review

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Setting is in Ireland--Anson is a 13 yr. old drummer boy in the British regiment of which his father is commander. Great story of tension between following orders and learning that all that comes from ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
3
Section 3
23
Section 4
40
Section 5
59
Section 6
75
Section 7
90
Section 8
107
Section 9
124
Section 10
140
Section 11
159
Section 12
176
Section 13
195
Section 14
215
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Gary D. Schmidt is the bestselling author of Okay For Now , the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy , and the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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