The Secret Mission of William Tuck

William Tuck is set on justice For his brother killed by British soldiers, for his friend Rebecca s father held prisoner by the redcoats, and for the countless other rebel Americans struggling beneath the crushing weight of British rule.The whispered words of a dying soldier and a mysterious watch give William all the ammunition he needs a secret message for the leader oWilliam Tuck is set on justice For his brother killed by British soldiers, for his friend Rebecca s father held prisoner by the redcoats, and for the countless other rebel Americans struggling beneath the crushing weight of British rule.The whispered words of a dying soldier and a mysterious watch give William all the ammunition he needs a secret message for the leader of the rebel army Rebecca disguises herself as a boy, and she and William join the American troops They embark on an epic journey that pulls them into a secret network of spies, pits them against dangerous gunmen, and leads them on a quest to find General George Washington himself.Can William and Rebecca determine friend from foe long enough to deliver a message that might just change the tide of the American Revolution
The Secret Mission of William Tuck William Tuck is set on justice For his brother killed by British soldiers for his friend Rebecca s father held prisoner by the redcoats and for the countless other rebel Americans struggling beneath

  • Title: The Secret Mission of William Tuck
  • Author: Eric Pierpoint
  • ISBN: 9781402281747
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Secret Mission of William Tuck”

    1. From a strictly artistic perspective, “The Secret Mission of William Tuck” isn’t all that groundbreaking or great. It isn’t one of those books that transcends the genre or provides entertainment outside its target audience. That being said, this is a novel containing enough action/adventure to keep being checked out in middle school libraries.For a basic plot summary, “Secret Mission” tells the story of two youngsters growing up during the heart of the Revolutionary War in 1780s Amer [...]

    2. High action historical fiction that never seems to slow down! Pierpoint definitely did his research and was able to tie several historical event together. Without giving the ending away completely, I took off a star because it feel a little too good to be true as I finished the epilogue. Overall, great read for middle school age students like mine!

    3. The Secret Mission of William Tuck is one of the most exciting historical fiction books I've read in quite a while. From the moment William sees his brother killed and then runs off to join the patriot army, the action hardly lets up. When William inadvertently becomes a courier for a very important message things get even more exciting as he and his new ally, Rebecca (posing as Robert) set off to see the message delivered. But they have to wend their way through some very dangerous situations. [...]

    4. THE SECRET MISSION OF WILLIAM TUCK by Eric Pierpoint is an action-packed historical fiction novel aimed at the middle grades.Set during the American Revolution in 1781, twelve-year-old William Tuck volunteers as a drummer boy. However, a chance encounter with a dying soldier plunges him into the world of couriers and spies. Along with a teenaged girl named Rebecca, they travel hundreds of miles to deliver a secret message that could turn the tide of the war. Filled with familiar historical figur [...]

    5. There's a war on and it has just hit home. With his brother murdered in front of their eyes by redcoats and William injured while attempting to defend his brother, it would seem there is no other choice. Young William sets out on a journey that will forever change him as he encounters war firsthand.This would have been one of those books I devoured in an hour or two while in grade school. I LOVED Revolutionary Way stories anyway, but when they included girls who had to disguise themselves as boy [...]

    6. William is a first-hand witness to the murder of his brother by British soldiers. The War of Independence is heating up, and William, in tandem with Rebecca, a daughter of an imprisoned spy, undertake a mission to deliver a message as they pose as ordinary, if young, colonials. Familiar and lesser known moments and scenes from history are chronicled: the HMS Jersey, Yorktown, even the soldier Peter Francisco all add depth and intrigue to the rather dry accounts of textbooks, and encourage you to [...]

    7. In 1781, 12-year-old William Tuck witnesses the brutal killing of his older brother by British soldiers. His sadness turns into a passion for revenge as he sets off to join the Continental Army and seek justice for the death of his brother. This is a fast paced often violent story with hangings, mangled bodies, and lots of graphic fighting. William bravely confronts the enemy often risking his life as he teams up with 16-year-old Rebecca to carry a secret encoded message to George Washington, th [...]

    8. The book opens when William's older brother is killed by British soldiers and William decides to enlist in the war as a drummer. In one of his first battles William is injured and also comes upon an injured man, the Watchmaker, who has a secret message meant for George Washington. William then sets off on an adventure to find George Washington manuevering through spies and counterspies, spending a stint on a prison ship, and being injured. There were cool spies and codes and the horror of the pr [...]

    9. A super exciting historical mystery William's older brother, Asher, is executed by a captain in the British Army for fighting for the Revolutionary Army. William, age 12, decides he will go to avenge Asher's death and joins the army as a drummer boy. In the first battle, a wounded and dying man gives William a message and directions for who it is to be delivered. It sends Williams on an exciting, danger filled quest to help the Revolutionary Army win the war. There are lots of historical referen [...]

    10. Wonderful integration of events, social history, and personalities in this action driven historical fiction for upper elementary and above. From the popular tavern songs, to the weaponry, plus the details of battles and places along the route from Virginia to New York, each detail weaves the story into an exciting adventure that is actual history, not fantasy.

    11. This is a fantastic book. Eric Pierpoint's second book is just as good as his first, THE LAST RIDE OF CALEB O'TOOLE. I am officially a fan of historical fiction and I never knew it until I read and devoured Mr. Pierpont's writing. I felt so proud of William and Rebecca, the main characters. I'm buying copies for all the children I know! This is inspiring and so rewarding.

    12. graphic war violence in the beginning chapters makes this book most appropriate for upper elementary school or even high school despite the 12 year old main character, promising Revolutionary War intrigue and spying.

    13. Very interesting historical novel. I love reading about the Revolutionary war and I learned some new things. This book would be appropriate for a boy or girl. Also has great adventure sequences, so if they don't like historical books , but like adventure, they will probably enjoy this.

    14. Didn't get to finish this with my students before the end of the year. Pretty good book. Maybe I'll read it next school year.

    15. I received this book as a First Read. It's an incredibly vivid book with vibrant imagery that brings history to life. A nice middle grade read about the American Revolution.

    16. The story was very compelling and by the end I had trouble putting it down. It is a war book though and some of it was too graphic and gory for my liking.

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