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James Lincoln, Christopher Collier
THE WINTER HERO
New York : Four Winds Press, c1978.
the Winter Hero by the Collier Brothers, Justin Conkey is a boy growing
up just after the Revolutionary War. Justin's Dad was killed in the Revolution
and his mother was sickly so when she died, he was sent to live with his
uncle. His older sister Mary married Peter, a hero in the Revolutionary
War. Mary soon became pregnant and could not help around the farm so Justin
came to live with them. Mary and her family owe a huge debt that cannot
be paid off. The head taxer, Mattoon then comes and takes Peter's oxen.
Not being able to run the farm without the oxen, Peter and Justin go to
Mattoon to plead and Justin ends up being a house boy to Mattoon and Peter
gets the oxen back. While Justin is there a war seems to be brewing. Justin
longs to be a hero. Will he ever get his chance? (Rona Gutzky firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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