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The Snake Fence

Snake Fence cover
QuakerPress Publication
Janet Oshewsky | 10/14/13

The tale of a Quaker farm boy caught up in the adventures and politics of Colonial Pennsylvania during the French and Indian Wars. Noble Butler struggles to find his own identity and establish his own principles amid the competing problems of natives, settlers, and the pacifist Quaker founders of Pennsylvania. Written for middle school readers, this story is based on careful historical research with sympathetic treatments of all sides in the unfolding struggles.  


Resource Size/Length: 
235 pages, ppbk; and ebook

Note to teachers: this book meets the Common Core standards for Social Studies and English Language Arts, grades 6-8. It includes study questions and research questions for each chapter.


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