The School Library Journal understands that not all readers can see, so I really appreciate Deanna Romriell's friendly review of CANNONS AT DAWN, audio book (Scholastic). I'm guessing the kaboom of cannons at the beginning was a hit!
Gr 4-8–Kristiana Gregory’s sequel (2011) to The Winter of Red Snow (2010, both Scholastic) continues the adventures
of Abigail Jane Stewart during the Revolutionary War. After losing
their home to fire, Abigail, her mother, and her younger siblings follow
Abigail’s father and the Continental Army from one battleground to
another, often facing harsh conditions, dangerous situations, and great
loss. Spanning the years from 1779 to 1781, Abby makes several new
friends, falls in love with one of the Continental soldiers, gets
married, and is expecting her first child by the end of the story.
Listeners learn about the daily events such as finding and preparing
food and the terrifying moments of battle. Illyana Kadushin does a nice
job of capturing the maturing voice of Abigail over the course of the
diary. This title can stand on its own, and fans of the first title will
not want to miss this sequel.–Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Public