I just finished reading a new book called "The Prize: Tales from a Revolution-Vermont", by Lars Hedbor. This wonderful novel is set in Colonial Vermont during the Revolutionary War. The book tells the story of young Caleb Clark, whose father is serving with Ethan Allen's Green Mountain Boys. Caleb is entrusted with taking care of the Clark homestead while his father is away.
Caleb not only takes care of home and the animals, he also serves as an unofficial lookout and messenger around Lake Champlain. He knows of several good vantage points where he can spy on the British troops, and he passes on the information he learns to the men at nearby Fort Frederick, the old fort that served as a trading post for the area. He meets an old French captain and his daughter, and the story unfolds from there.
This novel explores Caleb's coming of age during the Revolutionary War, and the author captures and tells about Colonial Vermont history along the way. This book is a quick read, with only 169 pages. It would be great for any fan of American history, and can be enjoyed by young readers as well as adults.
Lars Hedbor, the author and Puddletown Group, the publishers, have generously offered to give five (5) ebook copies away to visitors of American History Fun Facts! The lucky winners will be sent a CD containing the book file so you can download it to your computer and transfer to any e-reader, such as Kindle, Nook or Apple iPad .
The giveaway is over. Thank you to everybody who entered!
Disclosure: I received the book that I am reviewing free of charge. However, I am posting an honest review of said product and have not been paid to endorse said products.