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A magnificent tale of historical fiction for kids


“Those British are coming this way. Eight thousand troops.”


“Eight thousand?” Jacob whispered.


Jeremiah nodded. “They’re pouring into Washington from all directions.”


“At least we have our Fencibles.” Jacob stood up straighter speaking of the local militia. “They could push back those Red Coats.”


It’s the summer of 1814. The British are advancing on Baltimore, where Jacob Franks and his family live. They’ve already burned down Washington, D.C. Will Baltimore be next? Jacob and his friends do their best to help out by digging trenches and building ramparts. They bring kosher food to the Jewish soldiers at Fort McHenry. But will the people of Baltimore be able to protect their beloved city? Tovah S. Yavin's magnificent story will bring the War of 1812 and the creation of “The Star-Spangled Banner” to life. Join Jacob and his friends as they defend the land of the free and the home of the brave.

The Free and the Brave

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