Robin Kile taught in the Pendleton County, West Virginia elementary schools for 30 years and has a wonderful insight into what children enjoy reading and learning about. This is her ninth book, and she has accented this historical fiction with time lines, maps, text-dependent questions to access higher level thinking skills, a recipe, and many photographs depicting life on the eastern Virginia (West Virginia) frontier in 1758. Adolescents will enjoy reading this book independently, however it also provides an exciting way for 4-6 grade teachers to engage their students. This book is also an excellent read-aloud for younger students, exposing them to advanced vocabulary. The Automated Readability Index Level of this book is 5.6.