Cast Two Shadows: The American Revolution in the South

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Turtleback Books, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 281 pages
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Caroline Whitaker's father is in prison for refusing to pledge allegiance to the king; her brother, Johnny, is away fighting for the Loyalists; and she is confined with her mother and sister to an upstairs chamber as British colonel Lord Francis Rawdon occupies their spacious plantation house. When Caroline learns that Johnny is injured, she sets out to fetch him. Her black grandmother, a slave on the plantation, accompanies her on her harrowing journey.

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User Review  - Mariesreads - LibraryThing

I started reading this one reluctantly. I didn't want to read a book set during a war. And it is true, this book is a really good comment on man's inhumanity to man. My first impression was that the ... Read full review

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Caroline Whitaker is fourteen-years-old, and is witnessing the American Revolution first hand. A British officer and army had commandeered her home. Her father (a Patriot) has been imprisoned, her ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Young adult author Ann Rinaldi was born in New York City on August 27, 1934. After high school, she became a secretary in the business world. She got married in 1960 and stopped working, but after having two children she decided to try writing. In 1969, she wrote a weekly column in the Somerset Messenger Gazette and in 1970 she wrote two columns a week for the Trentonian, which eventually led to her writing features and soft new stories. She published her first novel Term Paper in 1979, but was ultimately drawn to writing historical fiction when her son became involved in reenactments while he was in high school. Her first historical fiction novel was Time Enough for Drums. She also writes for the Dear America series. She currently lives in Somerville, New Jersey with her husband.

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