George Washington's Socks
By Elvira Woodruff
(Scholastic Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780590440363, 176pp.)
Publication Date: February 1993
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A magical rowboat transports five adventurous kids back in time to the eve of the Battle at Trenton where they get a first-hand lesson on the American Revolution. Through encounters with Hessian soldiers, revolutionaries, and even George Washington himself, Matthew, Quentin, Hooter, Tony, and Katie watch history unfold before their eyes as they see first-hand the grim realities of war and learn the cost of their freedom.
The bestselling author of GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SOCKS and THE RAVENMASTER'S SECRET, Woodruff has written more than twenty books for children, including picture books, historical fiction, and lighthearted fantasy. Her numerous school visits each year are popular with kids and teachers. The sequel to GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SOCKS, GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SPY, will be published in November 2010. She lives with her family in Martin's Creek, Pennsylvania.