HANNAH'S HESSIAN by Lillie V. Albrecht
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Hannah's young life in Albany during the American revolution is marked by two absorbing fears: one, she fears the Hessians who are said to be particularly fond of eating small girls; two, she is convinced that she will never be able to learn to read and consequently will not be able to fulfill her promise to her father, that when he returns from war she will read to him from the Bible. Both fears are dispelled when a friendly Hessian wins her confidence and teaches her how to recognize words in the Scriptures. An unusual insight into the mentality of a little girl and an unoppressive historical context recommend this tender story of a child's role in a crucial period of American history.

Pub Date: Aug. 25th, 1958
Publisher: Hastings House