By Elvira Woodruff. ISBN 978-0-545-10487-6. Copyright 2010. Hardcover with 229 pages including notes, glossary, and bibliography.
Ten-year old Matt Carlton and 6 other children travel through time to 1776 Boston, Massachusetts. The British occupy the city and the redcoat guards are everywhere. The boys in the group find themselves captives of Patriot spies while the girls are taken in by a wealthy Tory family. The modern day children learn about life for Loyalists and Patriots in early America as they meet Benjamin Franklin, learn about colonial medicine, and become part of a rebel spy ring before returning home. Published by Scholastic Press. Recommended for grades 4-6.