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by James O. Jackson,Edgar Newman Jackson

Life is difficult for Solomon Story, his mother Ann, and their family in pre-Revolutionary Vermont as they face the threat of Indians and aid the Green Mountain Boys
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ISBN: 0933050615
ISBN13: 978-0933050617
Category: Children
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: James O. Jackson,Edgar Newman Jackson
Language: English
Publisher: New England Pr Inc (June 1, 1988)
Pages: 192 pages
ePUB size: 1132 kb
FB2 size: 1862 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 918
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Hilarious Kangaroo
Solomon Story is my 4th great grandfather and I've read about his mother Ann so much it was nice to see his story told as well and be able to find a copy of it as well. The book is written in a style that was meant for pre-teen boys in the 60's and 70's that was structured to inspire them with good deeds and moral character which it does quite well. The core plot of his fathers death and carving out a home in the wilderness of early Vermont is accurate as far as we know and the rest of course is the product of the writer's imagination but that is ok because that is what he was trying to accomplish. The book, along with the Ann Story book has an honored place on the family genealogy bookshelf in our house.
This is my favorite Vermont historical fiction. Can you imagine walking from Salisbury, CT to Salisbury, VT to establish a new home? That's what Solomon and Amos Story did, but tragedy struck. Solomon, age 14, was left alone to walk back to CT to bring his mother and young siblings back to the new home in VT. The story tells of the bravery of Solomon and Ann Story as they confront the challenges of the wilderness and their involvement in the Revolutionary War.
The book is out of print, but is well worth purchasing and keeping in your collection.
Waiting for comments from my grandson about this book. I know that many 4th and 5th graders love it.
Although of special interest to Vermont teenagers this true storyof a Connecticut family should prove of interest to all boys who admire youthful courage. Thirteen-year-old Solomon Story accompanies his father, Amos, from Salisbury, CT on a rigorous trek northward to seek out a new homestead. Traveling through Beninngton, Rutland (little more than a hick trading post in the 1770’s) and up Otter Creek the hardy pair face wolves, catamounts, and bears. However animals do not pose All their dangers: a slick horse trader, restless Abenaki Indians, and a vicious Tory dog their trail and even attack their homestead. But Solomon pays heed to his father’s lessons and instructions, as the boy gradually becomes a man on the frontier during perilous political times.

When a tragedy strikes Amos Solomon suddenly must assume the burdens of the father of the family, although his mother, Ann, shows resilience and great courage when many lives are in peril. This tale rings with fervent patriotic pride, but will Ann give her blessing to the loss of her eldest son to the militia? Fascinating tale of political upheaval in the birthing of a new nation, this book includes excellent instructions on how to construct a shed, cabin, furniture and many other practical hints for farming and general frontier survival. For ages 12-16.
Written by my fiances great grandfather. Perfect gift.