Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Matchlock Gun


The Matchlock Gun


by Walter D. Edmonds


Newbery Medal 1942


A boy must help his mother protect the family while his father is away during the French and Indian War; bravery, responsibility, self-sacrifice, following instructions and remaining cool under fire (figuratively and literally). Probably not 21st century PC depiction of the Native Americans, but it wasn't derogatory either.


connections: the Little House books (is it the art?), Johnny Tremain, Winter Danger

1 comment:

Le Loup said...

Great book, so is Winter Danger. Sometimes kids books are far more exciting to read than adult fiction. I have not read the matchlock gun for a long time, I would love to have a copy for myself.
Le Loup.
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