Marjory Hall is a popular author of books for young people. She has demonstrated her skill again as she turns the legendary life of ""Molly Pitcher"" into appealing and readable biographical fiction. The title is taken from the story that Lafayette and his men presented Molly with a hatful of coins to honor her bravery as she carried water to the wounded and manned her husband's cannon after he had fallen. Young Mary or Molly Ludwig's life as she leaves her New Jersey farm home at fourteen to serve in the home of a doctor and his wife, her courtship, marriage, and existence during the war years, is based upon general knowledge rather than specific information. Miss Hall acknowledges that her research yielded little detail and, yet she has produced a brave, likeable and responsible heroine to set within the framework of eighteenth century America.