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The rousing true tale of an American Revolution heroine. When her husband joined General Washington’s army, Molly Hays went with him. All through the winter at Valley Forge, Molly watched and listened. Then in July, in the battle at Monmouth, she would show how much she had learned. Molly could tell the day would be a scorcher, so she decided to bring water from a nearbyThe rousing true tale of an American Revolution heroine.When her husband joined General Washington’s army, Molly Hays went with him. All through the winter at Valley Forge, Molly watched and listened. Then in July, in the battle at Monmouth, she would show how much she had learned. Molly could tell the day would be a scorcher, so she decided to bring water from a nearby spring to the fighting men. More than 50 British soldiers would die of heatstroke that day, but the American soldiers need only cry, “Molly–pitcher!” On one trip through the fighting field, she saw her husband get shot. She satisfied herself that he wouldn’t die from his wound, then took over his job–firing off the cannon! Molly epitomized the feisty, self-reliant spirit of the colonists who would soon win their battle for independence–and her story has rightly become a beloved legend of American history.From the Hardcover edition....

Title : They Called Her Molly Pitcher
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ISBN : 9780553112535
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
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They Called Her Molly Pitcher Reviews

  • Michelle
    2018-11-16 08:31

    The true story of Molly Hays who joined her husband in General Washington’s army during the American Revolution. At the battle of Monmouth, Molly risked her life to bring water to the fighting men. She even took over her husband’s job of firing the cannon after he had been shot. Her feisty spirit would make her a legend in her own right.I love that this book highlights the contribution of a woman to the fight for America's freedom. As a young girl, I had a very difficult time mustering up interest in the study of different wars. Unlike the boys, I was completely disinterested in learning about the various battles and the weapons used. I think it would have helped me to learn more about the contributions that females made.

  • Joanne
    2018-11-25 11:27

    Great heroic tale of Molly Pitcher (Hays), who took up her husband's cannon at the Battle of Monmouth and was commissioned as a sergeant by General Washington. She apparently insisted that everyone call her "Sergeant Molly" the rest of her life. Not a fan of the illustrations -- they're kind of fuzzy and gloomy -- but the story's great.

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
    2018-11-22 15:50

    I'm not thrilled with the pictures, but it's a great story.

  • Jim
    2018-11-21 11:51

    should be in every elementary school library.

  • Heather
    2018-11-22 07:37

    Perfect level of detail for my 8yo. Great illustrations...loved the linen backgrounds

  • Molly Fefolt
    2018-11-18 13:39

    They Called Her Molly Pitcher is written by Anne F. Rockwell and illustrated by Cynthia von Buhler. The story begins with Molly's husband closing his barber shop to join the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. The reader is introduced to a few significant people and events in the history of the war as Molly follows her husband around to different stations for the war. The story culminates with the battle of Monmouth, in which Molly Pitcher earned her nickname. Molly's actions during that battle and the fallout from the events are explained, along with tidbits from the rest of the Revolutionary War.This book is good for small pieces of basic information about the war, such as the winter spent at Valley Forge and, of course, the battle during which Molly Pitcher received her name. Since there is an element of storytelling mixed in with the straight facts, the reader can gain an impression of what these events might have been like, but the descriptions also tend to lend an obvious bias to the story. For instance, the depictions of Molly Pitcher as covered in grime, tired, torn up, yet relentlessly persisting during the battle doing a task far beyond what any woman had ever done before over-glorifies her actions, and gives the impression that the author clearly favors the story. In fact, at the end of the book, an author's note gives the admission that the author has always favored the story of Molly Pitcher, and I believe this bias comes across in the storytelling.The book contains a small timeline at the back, which lists a few of the most important events comprising the Revolutionary War, which is good for basic understanding and knowledge outside of what is mentioned in the book itself. The illustrations for this book are painted on stretched linen and overlayed with a sepia tone for an appearance of age, which helps date the story more to the time period in which it takes place. Images typically focus on specific individuals by making them the most prominent figures on the page. For instance, many paintings depicting the Battle of Monmouth have Molly herself as the most prominent figure, wearing her large war-torn dress, brandishing her pitcher, and loading the canon. Battle pictures are run over with white and grey to simulate the smoke from cannon fire and musket fire, which not only contributes to the dramatic wartime atmosphere, but keeps the gravity of war at an age-appropriate depiction.Overall, the book is good for a leisurely read, if one wishes to know more about the Battle of Monmouth, but I personally found it hard to overlook the bias in the writing and the overglorification if Molly's and the rest of the Continental Army's actions.

  • Allison Weber
    2018-12-07 10:31

    This book was fantastic! It would be a great history lesson, with some great vocabulary words to go along with it. I remember learning about Molly Pitcher in either fourth or fifth grade, and I think this book would stick with many students as well. Although the pictures are of war, they aren't too grueling and they aren't too soft--they perfectly portray the scenes in an appropriate way.

  • Amber
    2018-11-21 10:23

    Personal Response- I absolutely loved this book. I remembered facts I learned in my U.S. History class last semester while reading so I know the information is accurate. It was interesting the book mentioned how Molly Pitcher got her name because her real name was Molly Hays. The illustrations were beautiful with the bold colors and clear lines. Overall it was a fun read because the author showed Molly as a courageous and feisty woman.Purpose in the Classroom- Fifth through sixth graders would like reading this book as an independent read because of the amount of detail, small print, and challenging vocab. One example found in the book is guerrilla warfare. It was helpful the author explained what it means in a sentence before it was mentioned but this way of writing demonstrates a more challenging read because there is no glossary. The book is a fantastic resource for students to learn more about the American Revolution and the Battle of Monmouth. Another use for the class would be for a project on famous women in American history. Some nonfiction conventions I found were important events with dates in the back of the book and bold faced type. Literary elements that could be taught using the book is characterization, conflict, setting, and simile. (figurative language)Diverse Perspective- I enjoyed how the book told the story of a woman in the war to emphasize her importance. Students can learn that women were also an important part of the war.

  • Pauline
    2018-12-12 07:41

    Really a 3 1/2 star rating...the pictures are beautiful and the story itself is important for young Americans to understand...but, the text went into so much detail, and there was just so much written on each page, my kids lost interest.

  • Danis
    2018-12-13 13:41

    An excellent biography about a strong, courageous woman. I would definitely have this book in my library.

  • Kelley
    2018-11-16 13:28

    Great informational text! The author does a good job of vividly describing the scenes and events. Great opportunity for a close read.

  • Dzung Vuong
    2018-11-29 07:25

    A good quick read.

  • Gabrielle
    2018-12-07 07:49

    I did not like this book at all. I did not think it had good info.

  • Jen
    2018-11-17 08:25

    What an amazing story about an amazing woman. Made all the better by finding out it is a true story!

  • Cynthia Buhler
    2018-12-12 10:52