Mountain Valor by Gloria Houston

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While her father and brothers fight in the Civil War, twelve-year-old Valor McAimee defends their North Carolina farm, and when marauding soldiers threaten her mother, Valor takes matters into her own hands.

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Gloria Houston is the author of numerous books for children, including My Great-Aunt Arizona, illustrated by Susan Condie Lamb, which was a Smithsonian Treasure, a Family Channel's Best Book, an IRA Teachers' and Children's Choices book, and an NCTE Best Book, among other honors. She also wrote The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, illustrated by Barbara Cooney, which was an annual Publishers Weekly Bestseller and was named a Best Book of the Decade by the American Library Association. She currently lives in North Carolina. Thomas B. Allen is the author of numerous history books, including George Washington, Spymaster and Remember Valley Forge. A frequent contributor to Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic, Military History Quarterly, Military History, Naval History, the U.S. Naval Institute's Proceedings, and other publications, he lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
Published May 12, 1994 by Philomel. 239 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Valor's mentor--Aunt Becky, an old ``witch woman''--wears trousers and rides astride, claiming to be ``sister to the wind.'' When raiders take Valor's horse and other stock, she dons men's clothing to pursue them, is accepted as their cook, puts the men to sleep with a potion, finds she can't bri...

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