Patrick Henry, the famous statesman, has a secret: He keeps his wife in the cellar. Slowly losing her mind, Sarah Henry has become a danger to herself and her children. But daughter Anne has a secret of her own: She knows which child will inherit their mother's madness.
Told from the point of view of the Henry children, this compassionate tale explores the possibility that Patrick Henry's immortal cry of "Give me liberty, or give me death," which roused a nation to arms, was first spoken by his wife as she pleaded for her own freedom.
"Includes a reader's guide."
"Fascinating . . . An intriguing blend of historical fact and fiction."--School Library Journal "Gripping."--Publishers Weekly
Series: Great Episodes
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Gulliver Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.4 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 163.0