"Caroline, save the flag!"
In the War of 1812, the Maryland town of St. Michaels hatches a desperate plan to ward off bombardment by the British fleet. As the fastest runner in town, Caroline carries word of the plan from house to house. But as the battle begins, it is Caroline’s courage -- not her speed -- that will be tested.
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Emily Arnold McCully has illustrated more than a hundred books for children, including her own First Snow and Arnold Adoff's Black Is Brown Is Tan. She won the Caldecott Medal for her book Mirette On the High Wire.From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-5-Nine-year-old Caroline Banning, the fastest runner around, is the fictional protagonist of this beginning chapter book set against a historical backdrop. During the War of 1812, the Maryland town of St. Michaels is ill prepared to defend itself against a British invasion. In an attempt to hold off the siege on a stormy night, the local general suggests that the townspeople try to trick their enemy by hanging lanterns in the trees to draw the cannon fire away from the town. Caroline and her friend Robert get the word out and deliver messages between officers. McCully's resourceful heroine, action-packed plot, and dramatic watercolor paintings make for an exciting slice of history for competent independent readers.
Jessica Snow, Boston Public Library
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