Thursday, July 24, 2014

Silver for General Washington....

Silver for General Washington by Enid LaMonte Meadowcroft is a delightful story!  It's set during the American Revolutionary War through the long hard winter at Valley Forge.  When twelve year old Gil Emmet and his sister, Jen, are sent to live with cousins in Valley Forge, they have no idea how it's going to change their world.   Through high adventure, they learn what it means to be a Patriot and give freely for the cause.  The lively characters make history come alive.  Riley, Ruben, and I thoroughly enjoyed this story.

While researching Meadowcroft, I came across this brief biography and an excerpt of Silver for General Washington.  Unfortunately, this little gem is out of print.  We were blessed with a copy when a small local library closed its doors.  Though the well worn pages are yellowed and falling out, it is a book we will keep on our shelves for generations to come! 


  1. What a funny coincidence...I was at a friends house yesterday and she had this book on her table. Her husband loved the book when he was a boy and had pulled it out for their sons to read.

  2. That's a great story! I love to hear of great books shared with multiple generations :)