Welcome to Scholastic Booktalks where we recommend brand new Scholastic books that we think you will love. Today’s booktalk is: George Washington’s Spy. It’s the sequel to George Washington’s Socks by Elvira Woodruff.
10-year-old Matt Carlton still remembers the day when he and his friends were sent back in time to the American Revolution. The Adventure Club, as Matt and his friends call themselves, are definitely happy to be back from 1776. Moldy oatcakes are not as fun as indoor plumbing and hamburgers!
After their return, the Adventure Club goes camping, but Matt’s little sister Katie and two of her friends go missing. When they are discovered on the same boat that took the Adventure Club back to 1776, Matt and his friends try to rescue the girls, but end up going back in time. . . again!
Last time they were barely able to return to present day, and this time doesn’t look any better. The Patriots and the Loyalists are still at war. The Patriots are American colonists who don’t want to follow the King and be a part of Britain. The Loyalists remain loyal to Britain and the King. Both sides want to stay in America but only one side will win the war.
When the kids land in Boston in 1776, the boys and the girls are accidentally split up. The girls are taken in by a Loyalist family who feed and clothe them and take care of them. The boys join forces with a group of Patriots fighting for their freedom, and get to meet Benjamin Franklin! But war is brutal and dangerous. Will the kids be able to return to present day before any of them are hurt. . . or killed?
— Jen, Scholastic Booktalker