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Title:
John's story, 1775
Author:
Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Delacorte Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
167 pages ; 19 cm.
Summary:
In Williamsburg in 1775, as events threaten to plunge the colonies into war with Britain, eleven-year-old John feels caught between the revolutionary sentiments of his older brother and his father's insistence on a more temperate and patient course of action.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
780 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 4.0 55200.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.4 7 Quiz: 31925 Guided reading level: T.
ISBN:
9780385326889
Format :
Book

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Summary

In Williamsburg in 1775, as events threaten to plunge the colonies into war with Britain, eleven-year-old John feels caught between the revolutionary sentiments of his older brother and his father's insistence on a more temperate and patient course of action.


Author Notes

Joan Lowery Nixon was born in Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of Southern California where she received a B.A. in journalism and later an education certificate from California State.

She has written over 100 mystery books for young adults. She is known for her Orphan Train Adventure Series and other titles including A Family Apart, The Seance and Other Side of the Dark. Her works have earned her the honor of being the only writer to win four Edgar Allen Poe awards and in addition, two Spurs from Western Writers of America. She was a past President of the Mystery Writers of America.

She died from complications of pancreatic cancer on June 28, 2003, in Houston, Texas. She was 76.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

John's Story: 1775p. 5
Author's Notep. 138
About Williamsburgp. 144
Childhood in Eighteenth-Century Virginiap. 154
Revolution in Eighteenth-Century Virginiap. 161
Recipe for Queen's Cakep. 166

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