Write On, Mercy!

The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren

By Gretchen Woelfle; Alexandra Wallner (Illustrator)
(Calkins Creek Books, Hardcover, 9781590788226, 40pp.)

Publication Date: March 2012

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Description
Growing up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Mercy Otis Warren was fortunate to go to school with her brother. When she married Patriot James Warren, Mercy wrote in secret--poetry, plays, and about the events of her time. She wrote of the people she knew, including George Washington and John and Abigail Adams. It wasn't until Mercy was older that her literary life became known, with the publication of her three-volume history of the American Revolution. This is the first picture-book biography of an intrepid woman chronicler.



About the Author
Gretchen Woelfle is the author of many books for young readers, including Write On, Mercy! The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren, and Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneer, which also told the stories of pioneering women in American history.

Alexandra Wallner has written and illustrated children's picture-book biographies of famous writers, artists, and historical figures, focusing on their childhoods. Her books have received such honors as Teacher's Choice, Outstanding Book in the Field of Science, the Philadelphia Children's Reading Round Table Book of the Month, and the Pennsylvania Library Association Carolyn W. Field Honor Award. She lives in Mexico.
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