ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Book Review: Samantha’s Revolution by Gail Mazourek

Updated on June 9, 2013

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.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Diana Lee profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana L Pierce 

      6 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      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.

    • Gail Mazourek profile image

      Gail Mazourek 

      6 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.

    • Diana Lee profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana L Pierce 

      6 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      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.

    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this great review.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)