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Author Edmonds, Walter D. (Walter Dumaux), 1903-1998.

Title The matchlock gun / by Walter D. Edmonds ; illustrated by Paul Lantz.

Publication Info. New York : Dodd, Mead & Company, [1941]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Fiction    J EDMONDS,W    Available
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Reference    J REF EDMONDS,W    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Juvenile, Fiction    J OVERSZ EDMONDS,W    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Juvenile, Fiction    J EDMONDS,W    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Juvenile, Fiction    J EDMONDS,W    Available
Description 50 pages, 12 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Summary In 1756, during the French and Indian War in upper New York state, ten-year-old Edward is determined to protect his home and family with the ancient, and much too heavy, Spanish gun that his father had given him before leaving home to fight the enemy.
Contents The Spanish gun -- In the loft -- The small fields -- Indian fires -- Loading the gun -- Edward's orders -- Indians on the farm -- "Ateoord!" -- Firing the gun -- The militia return.
Awards Newbery Medal, 1942
Subject United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763 -- Juvenile fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Juvenile fiction.
Rifles -- Juvenile fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- New York (State) -- Juvenile fiction.
United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1755-1763 -- Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction.
Added Author Lantz, Paul, 1908-2000, illustrator.

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