Thorndike Press


  • Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1410499189
  • ISBN-13: 9781410499189
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.20 lbs ( .54 kgs)
  • 418 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released March 2017



A Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award Winner
A National Book Award Finalist

The Seeds of America Trilogy (Book 2)

The Patriot Army was shaped and strengthened by the desperate circumstances of the Valley Forge winter. This is where Curzon the boy becomes Curzon the young man. In addition to the hardships of soldiering, he lives with the fear of discovery, for he is an escaped slave passing for free. And then there is Isabel, who is also at Valley Forge — against her will. She and Curzon have to sort out the tangled threads of their friendship while figuring out what stands between the two of them and true freedom.


Customer Reviews

"[For many readers, Forge] will be one of the best novels they have ever read . . ."

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

. . . Anderson’s detailed story creates a cinematic sense of history while raising crucial questions about racism, the ethics of war, and the hypocrisies that underlie our country’s founding definitions of freedom. Chapter heads excerpted from historical documents and a long appendix that offers research suggestions and separates fact and fiction add further curricular appeal.”

— Booklist