The Scarlet Stockings Spy
By Trinka Hakes Noble
In 1777 the people of Philadelphia know the British will attack. They have no idea when this will happen. Maddy Rose helps her Mother with her job as a seamstress. She is also a Patriot rebel, loyal to America. She is a spy! Maddy Rose creates secret codes to pass information to her brother Jonathan. He then passes the important information to the Patriot leaders.
1777 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Leather Apron District near the harbor
Mistress Ross- Quaker woman who Maddy works for along with her mother
Seth- Jonathan's friend
Trinka Hakes Noble
Trinka Hakes Noble grew up on a small farm in Michigan with six brothers and sisters. She loved to draw as a child and knew in the second grade that she wanted to be an artist. She loves the smell of crayons. Today Mrs. Noble lives on a small farm in Bernardsville, New Jersey.
- Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution by Avi
- George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen from Both Sides by Rosalyn Schanzer
- George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War by Thomas B. Allen
The Revolutionary War
Life in the thirteen colonies was very different from life in England. After England won the French and Indian War in 1763, the British decided the colonists should pay taxes to England. The war had been very expensive. The colonists didn't agree and became very angry. Several new tax acts were created. The Sugar Act (taxed molasses), the Quartering Act (provided troops with supplies while stationed in the colonies), and the Stamp Act (required stamps for legal documents, newspapers, and business forms). The colonists did not think they should be taxed when they were not represented in England. They believed No Taxation Without Representation.
Maddy Rose discovered a British Man-of-War in the harbor and hung her heaviest clothesline yet.
Commander of the Patriot Army.
The Liberty Bell
Hidden in Allentown while Philadelphia waited for the British to attack.