MATHIAS FRANEY, POWDER MONKEY
Mathias scrambled up the rigging of the USS Constitution. Be careful, he warned himself. One slip and he’d tumble off the ship into the deep water below. His good friend, James, gripped the lines next to him. “Think we’ll be spotting a British man-of-war today, Minnow?” James asked with a grin. Mathias swallowed. He didn’t like to think of that. He and the other powder monkeys, boys who brought ammunition to the gunners, had only drilled in combat situations. It was scary to think of the Constitution facing enemy ships. A bos’n’s pipe sounded...
Trim Size: 10 x 8
Cover Type: Hardcover, jacketed
Written by Ellen W. Leroe
Illustrations by Sarah S. Brannen