Silver for General Washington: A Story of Valley Forge

Our rating: *****

Gilbert and Jenifer live in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War. But then they get news of a possible attack by the British. Gilbert and Jenifer have to move to their cousins’ house at Valley Forge. Here Gilbert mingles with the American army, making friends with several soldiers. He also learns about the army’s money troubles. Determined to help, Gilbert goes back to Philadelphia with his cousin to dig up the hidden silver in Gilbert’s house. But it’s more dangerous than either boy expected…

Adventure and history combine with a great story-line to make this an excellent book. A definite must-read! And a good read-a-loud, too!