The British siege of St. Augustine in 1702 is dramatized, but unfortunately never animated, through the experience of Juan...

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SIEGE! The Story of St. Augustine in 1702

The British siege of St. Augustine in 1702 is dramatized, but unfortunately never animated, through the experience of Juan Olfonso whose father has sailed to Havana to summon a rescue fleet. There are several occasions when Juan's individuality shines through--once when he is nearly captured by a hostile Indian while outside the fort, and again when he carves a wooden madonna to symbolically replace the statue that has been burned with his home. But for the most part the siege exists in a kind of limbo--with neither Juan's personal adventure nor the historical significance of the confrontation ever emerging from the shadows. Of limited, perhaps local, interest.

Pub Date: April 23, 1976

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 94

Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1976