Rave Reviews Log: Historical Fiction

October 24, 2006

Mr. Revere and I

By Robert Lawson
Period: American Revolution, Boston
Rating: 4 1/2 stars
Reviewed by Noelle

Scheherazade is a horse that came over with the British army during its occupation of Boston before the American Revolution. She is proud of the army and of her Leftenant owner and scorns Boston with its country bumpkins who are challenging His Majesty's empire. But when her owner loses Scheherazade in a wager, she is eventually rescued and given to none other than Paul Revere. Now called "Sherry," she soon embarks on a new life of hard travel for Paul Revere is called upon to deliver messages as far away as Pennsylvania and New York as the colonies prepare for war. But as Sherry spends more and more time with this new family, witnessing the Boston Tea Party and the injustices the British are piling upon the city, she begins to think differently about how wonderful the British Empire is. And finally, there is one midnight ride that makes Sherry realize whose side she wants to be on. There isn't a better way to learn some history than to read of this thrilling tale of plotting a revolution from behind the scenes. Horse lovers will particularly like this story.


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