An American Army of Two

From the Series On My Own History

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

The war of 1812 is raging, and from the lighthouse where their father works, Rebecca Bates and her sister Abigail can see a British ship coming. But the American troops are nowhere near! Rebecca and Abigail go the rescue—to become an American army of two—in this adventure-filled tale based on the true story of two young women who turned the tables on the mighty British army.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 1992
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 1992-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.1
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007120, JNF025130, JNF025200
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 550
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 47152
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Janet Greeson

Illustrator: Patricia Mulvihill

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The Horn Book Guide

" . . .A welcome addition to the body of historical fiction for young readers."
The Horn Book Guide

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“This easy-reader presents a fresh and feminist glimpse of an unusual event during the War of 1812.”
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

" . . .A fresh and feminist glimpse of an unusual event during the War of 1812. . . A good addition to a genre that usually relies on the here-and-now or the never-was for its subjects."
The Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books