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DeMitchell has a talent for the small details that result in a vivid story....[Her] aim is to provoke thought about the incidents that led to war. Beckett and Cochran feel like real people with real needs rather than handy political constructs or symbols....A worthwhile read that personalizes the conflicts that led to the American Revolution. --Kirkus Reviews

The Portsmouth Alarm: December 1774...is about real events that led to the American Revolutionary War. Based on information in an article by Thomaa F. Kehr titled The Siezure of His Majestys Fort William and Mary at New Castle...[the book] explores historical events from the viewpoints of three fictional characters....They present at least two outlooks on the oncoming conflict: patriot and loyalist is substantial complexity. The nonjudgemental approach to the presentation of historical facts allows readers to arrive at independent conclustions and reactions. Chronicling a very tumultuous and confusing time in the history of North America, The Portsmouth Alarm: December 1774 will challenge and engage readers in a re-evaluation of historical foundations actions and events. --Children's Bookwatch - Midwest Book Review

DeMitchell s riveting account of the Portsmouth rebellion invites readers to wrestle with the full spectrum of views on the appropriateness of this act of civil disobedience, as experienced by three teenagers whose personal relationships and lives will be forever altered. Social studies and language arts teachers committed to citizenship education through the analysis of public issues will appreciate the author s detailed eminently fair and complex treatment of a most controversial event. --Joseph J. Onosko, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Social Studies Theory & Methods Department of Education, University of New Hampshire

2013 Runner Up New England Book Festival Young Adult Category --New England Book Festival

DeMitchell s riveting account of the Portsmouth rebellion invites readers to wrestle with the full spectrum of views on the appropriateness of this act of civil disobedience, as experienced by three teenagers whose personal relationships and lives will be forever altered. Social studies and language arts teachers committed to citizenship education through the analysis of public issues will appreciate the author s detailed eminently fair and complex treatment of a most controversial event. --Joseph J. Onosko, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Social Studies Theory & Methods Department of Education, University of New Hampshire

About the Author

The Portsmouth Alarm: December 1774 is Terri A. DeMitchell s third novel for young readers. All three are steeped in history and are set in America s Northeastern Seaboard. You Will Come Back, DeMitchell s first novel, won Mayhaven s Award for Fiction and Jigsaw the second in the Olde Locke Beach Mysteries, was a finalist for the New Hampshire Literary Award for Outstanding Children s Fiction. The author lives and works in New Hampshire.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 161 pages
  • Publisher: Mayhaven Publishing, Inc. (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932278923
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932278927
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,208,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Still Reads Children's Books on January 21, 2013
Format: Paperback
I was thoroughly engaged in the characters and historical facts of The Portsmouth Alarm! Learning about a key event in history has never been more enjoyable.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Heather F. on February 17, 2013
Format: Paperback
With my experience as an English/Language Arts teacher for grades 6-8 Terri DeMitchell's books have been enjoyed by my students. 'The Portsmouth Alarm' is a well written account of historical events through the lens of young students living during the time period. I was engaged the whole time.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Allan on January 20, 2013
Format: Paperback
The NHMagazine.com wrote of DeMitchell's book, "She wrote the book for young adults but I, a bit older than that, enjoyed it immensely."

Ditto!! I am an adult and I liked it too. The main characters are fictional teenagers but they struggle side by side with real adults. It is a great read, an engaging story with complex characters facing a pivotal personal and historical challenge during two days in December of 1774.
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