Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ariel Bradley

by Lynda Durrant

As you can tell from this picture this is a book for young readers between the ages of 4 to 8.  Ariel Bradley is the name of a real boy who served as a spy for George Washington.  At only 9-years-old, Ariel is asked to ride into the enemies camp and act as if he is looking for a mill that his father has sent him in search of.  He pretends to be a country bumpkin but he is really spying for General Washington, assessing the strength and numbers of the British camp.

This is a great little book for K-3 grades to correlate with a history unit on the Revolutionary War.  Also, a good book for mother's to read to their children to introduce them to real life heroes and instill concepts of courage and bravery.

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