The Horse-Riding Adventure of Sybil Ludington, Revolutionary War Messenger

From the Series History's Kid Heroes

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

The Connecticut countryside, 1777. A messenger arrives at Sybil Ludington’s farm with bad news. British soldiers are starting to burn villages in the area. Someone must alert the colonial militia, and the messenger is too tired. Sybil volunteers to ride from farm to farm through the dark forest. Can she rouse the soldiers in time?

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Graphic Novels, Social Studies
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.8
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JUV016120, JUV001010, JUV008000
Dewey 973.3'33
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 510
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 145230
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, and Teaching Guides

Author: Marsha Amstel

Marsha Amstel has practiced psychotherapy and family therapy in the Putnam County area for the past 30 years. Her office is in Putnam Valley, New York, and her favorite activities include walking, snowshoeing, and kayaking—very near the route that Sybil Ludington rode so long ago.

Illustrator: Ted Hammond

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