By Selene Castrovilla with illustrations by Bill Farnsworth. ISBN 978-1-59078-427-3. Copyright 2007. Hardcover with 40 pages including 15 realistic color illustrations, map, timeline, research notes, and places to visit.
Meet Benjamin Tallmadge, a young teacher in the midst of Revolutionary America. Spurred by the cry for freedom and the blood spilled at the battles of Lexington and Concord, Benjamin sacrifices his career and his dreams to enlist in George Washington’s army.
Follow Benjamin and his beloved horse, Highlander, into fiery combat at the Battle of Long Island and grapples with the realities of being a soldier in a terrifying battle.
For ages 8 and up.