Winner of the Thomas Alva Edison Annual Children's Book Award for Excellence in Portraying America's Past
The second book in the Treegate series picks up right where John Treegate's Musket left off--following both the events of the American War for Independence and 16-year-old Peter's clash of loyalty to his real father, John Treegate, and to his foster father, the Maclaren of Spey (a Scottish clansman).
Peter's two fathers are both jealous and distrustful of each other as well as worlds apart in thought and philosophy, and Peter struggles to be true to both men while also trying to find his own calling.
Peter's personal conflicts are played out against the rich backdrop of the Revolutionary War, where Peter crosses paths with historical figures like George Washington as well as a charismatic new character--Peace of God Manly, a Salem fisherman who has seen the error of his once sinful ways.
For Peter and his foster father, there will be imprisonment and daring escapes, as well as the unraveling of a mystery, which began many years before in Scotland at the 1745 Battle of Culloden.
"Of all the wars of which I have knowledge, I believe that none was as important for the Western World as the War of the American Revolution. Indeed, I regard it as the most important struggle in the history of Western Man."--Leonard Wibberley
Peter Treegate's War is the second in a seven-book series, which makes a great companion to a study of the Revolutionary War era.
Recommended by the Seton Home Study Grade 8
THE TREEGATE BOOK SERIES:
Book 1: John Treegate's Musket
Book 2: Peter Treegate's War
Book 3: Sea Captain from Salem
Book 4: Treegate's Raiders
Book 5: Leopard's Prey
Book 6: Red Pawns
Book 7: The Last Battle
Each book in the series is complete to itself and can be enjoyed if read in any order. However, for greatest reading pleasure, it's recommended that the books be read in sequence.
Like Stevenson and other of Leonard Wibberley's favorite authors--Goldsmith, Milne, Lewis and Tolkien--Wibberley's main concentration in his stories is on the characters, from which he usually developed the plot. Using this method and liberally implementing his wry sense of humor, he produced his numerous works, ranging from fantasy to biography.
"Basically it is for the child inside myself that I write my children's books, for that child lives on into my more somber years."--Leonard Wibberley
Leonard Wibberley was born in Dublin Ireland, in 1915. He was the sixth child of a schoolteacher and an agricultural scientist. At nine his family moved to London. Seven years later, when his father died, he went to work as a stockroom apprentice for a publisher and later became a reporter. After various jobs, he came to the United States in 1943 and engaged in newspaper work for ten years. While working for the Los Angeles Times, he published his first work, The King's Beard. Three years later he published his most successful book, The Mouse That Roared, which was serialized in The Saturday Evening Post, and later made into a classic film starring Peter Sellers.
Wibberley lived in Hermosa Beach from 1949 until his death in 1983. He wrote over 100 books and 100's of newspaper articles. He was also an adventurer, who enjoyed traveling, scuba diving, ocean sailing, and road racing.
Leonard also wrote The Father Bredder Mystery Series under the pen name Leonard Holton.
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Descrizione libro Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), 1960. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110374358745
Descrizione libro Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0374358745 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0171362
Descrizione libro Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), 1960. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0374358745