This beautiful rifle was made by a craftsman and used back in the Revolutionary War. The story follows the rifle through history and owner-by-owner until we arrive at the present day and experience the tragic finale of this rifle's usefulness. Strong feelings about the misuse of guns is a theme here.
112 pages 978-0152058395 Ages 11-14
Keywords: historical fiction, guns, gun violence, Revolutionary War, 18th century, 19th century, 20th century
*********** A treasured rifle passed down through generations is the cause of a tragic accident in this timely tale. With subtle mastery and precision, this tough, thought-provoking novel challenges the idea that firearms don't become instruments of destruction and murder until they are placed in human hands.---from the publisher