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A Little Maid of Old Maine

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ISBN: 9781557093363
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 1999-11-01
Number of pages: 192
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“A Little Maid of Old Maine” is a true story of the brave effort of two girls to bring help to a little settlement on the Maine coast at the time of the War of the Revolution. Parson Lyon, the father of Melvina, was a friend and correspondent of Washington, and the capture of the English gunboat by the Machias men is often referred to in history as “The Lexington of the Seas,” being the first naval battle after the Lexington encounter.

The story is based on facts, and its readers cannot fail to be interested and touched by the courage and patriotism of Rebecca and Anna Weston as they journeyed through the forest after the powder that was to make possible the conquest of America’s foe.

“A brave effort made by a little girl and her sister to bring help to a small settlement on the Maine coast at the time of the War of the Revolution. The plot is interspersed with events of historical interest, but not in the cut-and-dried textbook manner.” -Publishers Weekly

“In a very pretty story for younger girls Alice Turner Curtis goes back to the days of the War of the Revolution and tells of the bravery of a small girl and her sister in those troubled times. ‘A Little Maid of Old Maine’ is the book’s title and its children bring help to a little settlement on the Maine coast. Throughout the unfolding of the plot there are bits of interesting history so that while the story is one of pure recreation it also contains things worth remembering.” -The Bookseller

“A well-written story of the Revolutionary war in which the main incident is the first naval engagement of the war.” -Book Bulletin of the Chicago Public Library

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