BY THE LIGHT OF FIREFLIES is the captivating tale of a young girl's journey as a daughter, a sister, a friend, a spy, and eventually a war hero, completing a midnight ride that cements her place in history as the "female Paul Revere."
Hardcover, 188 pages
Published November 2, 2021
by Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
Jenni L. Walsh has returned again with another middle grade historical fiction story. I love it when authors take little known historical tidbits and showcases them. Those heroes of the past that did not get the recognition they deserved.
This is a story about Sybil Ludington and her midnight horse ride to warn of impending attacks from loyalist upon her family.
This was a fun read, as it not only told the story of life on a farm, but the time period as well and the dangers that were a foot during the revolutionary war. I love the inclusion of fireflies and that cover!
This would make a great addition in classrooms to learn of a forgotten hero that did a very heroic deed.
This book was part of my 2023 reading off my shelf challenge