Maria's Story: 1773 (Colonial Williamsburg: Young Americans Series)

Maria's Story: 1773 (Colonial Williamsburg: Young Americans Series)

by Joan Lowery Nixon

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Overview

When Maria Rind's father dies, her mother is forced to carry on his work: writing and publishing The Virginia Gazette, one of Williamsburg's weekly newspapers. Nine-year-old Maria would like to help too, but instead her older brother is chosen to work at the press. That leaves Maria to look after her three younger brothers-a task she does not enjoy. Then the newspaper comes under attack for its political reporting, and to make matters worse, the Rinds risk losing the press itself. Can Maria find a way to hold her family together?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879352271
Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Series: Colonial Williamsburg: Young Americans Series
Sales rank: 793,756
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Joan Lowery Nixon (1927—2003) was an American journalist and author, specializing in historical fiction and mystery books for children and young adults. Some of her popular books include The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore, the Orphan Train Adventures series, and The Other Side of Dark, the last of which was adapted into a television movie entitled Awake to Danger (1995). Nixon won four Edgar Allan Poe Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, and had five additional nominations. She died in 2003 of pancreatic cancer.

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