Wed, Aug 31|
Book Club for Kids: Tory Hole
Join us for a discussion of Louise Hall Tharp's 1940 book set during the Revolutionary War. Recommended for ages 9 to 12. Pizza will be served! FREE
Time & Location
Aug 31, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Darien, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
About the event
Kids! Join us for a discussion of Tory Hole, set during the Revolutionary War. Spies, smugglers and marauding Tories infested the Connecticut shore during the American Revolution. The Rebel cause looked grim as George Washington tried to hold his army together around New York. Steven Waring's father, a staunch Patriot, left to enlist permanently in the Continental Army, leaving Steven to take care of his mother and two younger children. It proved to be no small task. Tories from Long Island cross the Sound in whaleboats, and using a cave as their hideout, plunder the village and seize hostages. Within a framework of carefully researched history, Louise Hall Tharp sets forth a thrilling suspense story. Pre-eminent in the field of historical biography, Mrs. Tharp is the author of 16 books. Her engaging style and devotion to authenticity have won her a readership of thousands: The Peabody Sisters of Salem was a Book of the Month Club selection.We have copies of the book which is out of print. Let us know if you'd like to borrow one!
This discussion will be led by our in-house literary guru Samantha Gault!