A Book Review: Samantha’s Revolution by Gail Mazourek

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Gail Mazourek illustrated her book cover with her own artwork of what Samantha and her horse Brown would look like. Her love for the arts, are highly evident in this carefully constructed masterpiece. She is both a writer and an artist. Her talents are unleashed in her first novel, Samantha’s Revolution- Samantha’s Stubbornness published by AuthorHouse, December 19, 2012.

Based on Real People During the American Revolution

Let’s take a small peak of what this novel is all about. It is a children’s book wrote to bring back a bit of history as our country is being founded. This is a book to entertain young adults and teens, but surely any age group can appreciate Samantha’s Revolution- Samantha’s Stubbornness by Gail Mazourek. Gail has captured a moment in history through the eyes of a thirteen year old girl named Samantha Crow. Crow is the surname of Gail’s ancestors. Although the events in this story are fiction, the people surrounding it like Gail’s great, great, great, great, grandfather, William Crow are real. The year was 1781 during the American Revolution near Yorktown, Virginia.

Samantha must brave the elements and disguise herself like a boy to find her father and brother who had joined the Virginian militia. She has an important message to deliver. Accompanied by a horse named Brown, Samantha plays her part in the American Revolution by making sure her father honors a dying man’s request to give a note to General George Washington. Complete with dates to separate each adventure into its own chapter, history is told in such a unique way your child will love it.

A Narrated Reflection

Samantha’s Revolution- Samantha’s Stubbornness is narrated to reflect what very well could have taken place. Each day along her way is highlighted action and dialogue with the people she meets. Sam as she is called helps with the wounded and makes use of every moment she can to be of service. She becomes a well admired hero in her own rights. Our founders did not win this war alone. Join Samantha as she joins her father and brother in conquering the American Revolution.

Check out Samantha's Revolution

Samantha’s Revolution-Samantha’s Stubbornness by Gail Mazourek is available in paperback or digital format at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Add a copy of Gail’s book to your child’s bookshelf and please feel free to leave a review.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this great review.


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Diana Lee 3 years ago from Potter County, Pa. Author

Thank you, Mhatter99. Gail is a talented lady who also happens to be cousin to me as my grandmother and her grandfather Crippen are brother and sister. Crow comes from the other side of Gail's family tree, but I join her interest in genealogy just the same. This is a clever way to get young people involved in our heritage, one tale at a time.


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Gail Mazourek 3 years ago from Ithaca, New York

Thank youDiana. This book also pulled my seven siblings into reading about and learning the exact details of our great grt grt grt Grandfather's involvement in the battle of Yorktown, Va., the deciding battle of the American Revolution! He drew a pension in his 75th year. He helped attain the freedom we have today. These details are something all school children should learn in a suspense filled book , which draws them in, wanting to know what happens next. I hope those who read it will realize that patriots are not out-dated.


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Diana Lee 3 years ago from Potter County, Pa. Author

Welcome to HubPages, Gail. I think books like this are a great way to get family history in focus of the next generation. Good luck with your book sales.

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