This is the story of Hope, a young girl living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1776 just prior to the Declaration of Independence As such, it s an interesting story of some of the conditions people lived under at the time, and how not every single person was in agreement over whether or not the colonies should declare their separation from England This was the type of controversy that could tear families apart just as the Civil War did much later.One very interesting thing in the book was a section about the Quakers, a religious group, and how they could read out a person, that is, kick them out of the group If that happened, then friends and family were not allowed to talk to them and no one was allowed to shop at their store if they owned a store So if you wanted to be different you could find yourself kicked out of your family and religion, both.As always there is a historical section but, as with at least one other My American book, there is no epilogue to the story. I know that these books are not written for me and I read them for sheer nostalgia since these kinds of books got me into history when I was a kid , but I would have found this one a tad boring even as a kid. Amazing EPub, Five Smooth Stones Hope S Diary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1776, My America Author Kristiana Gregory This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Five Smooth Stones Hope S Diary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1776, My America , Essay By Kristiana Gregory Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You Better than the other My America I have read so far, but still less than Dear America in my opinion This has a lot to do with nostalgia, as I grew up before this particular part of Dear America came out, so when it did, I was 13 or so, too old for these I do enjoy going back and reading these now, but would have liked them as a younger kid Again, great for elementary kids, to get them into a particular time period, and nice and short, but since there are three, you get to see a lot of stuff One thing I do like, is the fact that this one shows what came right before the war, unlike Winter Of Red Snow. An interesting parallel with Finishing Becca by Ann Rinaldi This was the other book given to me by my teacher, along with My Brother s Keeper I liked this one than the other. This book gave me a headache trying to read this All the words are all like Methinks, art, thou, etc This is book is based of a true story This book is from a girl named Hope Penny Potter The book take part in the war against King George. It s the winter of 1776 in Philadelphia, and as the Revolutionary War begins, it threatens to tear nine year old Hope Potter s family apart It s been just Hope, her mother, and her thirteen year old brother Ethan ever since Christmas Day, when Hope s father was forced to leave home under circumstances the family still doesn t understand But in spite of her worry for her father s safety and her increasingly fragmented family life, complicated by arguments between her mother and brother over which side in the war is the right one, Hope is forced to continue with her daily routine of school and chores, with only the comfort of her best friend and her mother to ease the pain the war is causing But in addition to the sadness, there is also excitement and joy, with the celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the birth of Hope s baby sister Faith This book like the other My America books is told through Hope s journal entries, which use old fashioned language and an innocent, childlike view of the world to sound as if they were truly written by a young colonial girl I highly reccomend this book to young girls who enjoy historical stories. It s really good, I very much recommend, if you can deal with sadness, love, and fear. Title Five Smooth Stones Hope s Diary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1776 My America series Author Kristiana GregoryLexile Level 640LPages 112pRecommendations Comments Five Smooth Stones relates a year s worth of diary entries by Hope Potter, a nine year old girl in a patriot family living in Philadelphia Hope s parents are bakers, and she both she and her thirteen year old brother Ethan go to school and help with the baking and chores at home When Hope s diary begins, their father has been away for several months on a mission for the patriots, and the family is worried about what might have happened to him as the months pass without word Has he been injured or taken captive Has he gone over to the Loyalist side and abandoned them The Potters difficulties continue to mount as their neighbor is killed by an accident with rebel ammunition, their bakery business struggles without their father s labor, and they hear growing rumors of a British invasion Hope is a plucky and likable character, and the story moves forward at a brisk pace The author s attempts to write in an archaic style of English sometimes come across as stiff, but overall Hope s voice is a relatable one An author s note provides additional information about the Revolutionary War, Philadelphia, and the historical figures that served as inspiration for some of the book s characters Three out of five starsReviewed By Mary Donovan
for behind the scenes stories about her books, and with photos from her childhood.
- 108 pages
- Five Smooth Stones : Hope's Diary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1776, (My America)
- Kristiana Gregory
- 08 May 2018 Kristiana Gregory