Samuel, 13, spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his family. He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony, America. Far from any town, or news of the war against the King that American patriots have begun near Boston.
But the war comes to them. British soldiers and Iroquois attack. Samuel's parents are taken away, prisoners. Samuel follows, hiding, moving silently, determined to find a way to rescue them. Each day he confronts the enemy, and the tragedy and horror of this war. But he also discovers allies, men and women working secretly for the patriot cause. And he learns that he must go deep into enemy territory to find his parents: all the way to the British headquarters, New York City.
"From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young readers. He has written more than one hundred book for adults and young readers, and is the author of three Newbery Honor titles: Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. He lives in New Mexico.
Actor Danny Campbell has appeared in CBS's "The Guardian", the recent films "A Pool, a Fool, and a Duel" and "Greater Than Gravity", and over twenty-five commercials. An "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, his narrative work includes the part of David Foster Wallace in Mike Lipsky's "Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself".
Starred review, Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2010: "A superb reflection on the nature of war."