The Matchlock Gun

Written by Walter Edmonds and Illustrated by Paul Lantz

The year was 1756, and New York State was still a colony. Residents were often subjected to raids from the French and the Indians. When Edward's father had to go away to watch for a raid from the north, he left Edward in charge of his mother and sister Trudy. He showed him how to use the Spanish matchlock gun to protect them. Would Edward be able to use the gun if he had to?

Age Range 7 - 10 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
61
Publisher
Dodd
Grade Level 2nd - 5th
ISBN
9780698116801
Lexile 860
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