The Matchlock Gun

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Putnam & Grosset Group, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 80 pages
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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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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Love that it's a true story. Love that it's told from both the boy's pov and the mother's. Be sure to read the foreward etc., but *after* reading the book, because of a spoiler. Didn't love that ... Read full review

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User Review  - jerryrichardson - LibraryThing

Summary: Was a book about a young family in 1757 in a town called Guilderland NY, which is very close to Albany, NY. The father had to leave them to stop the French and the Indians from taking over ... Read full review


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