Duel in the Wilderness
Major George Washington stared grimly at the French commander facing him. The young Virginian had traveled hundreds of miles into the frontier to deliver a message from the King of England. After a dangerous journey, Washington had arrived at his destination, only to be told that he should deliver his missive to the French governor in Quebec. And then . . . Based on Washington's journal, this novel for middle-grade readers tells the true story of his 1753-1754 journey into the Ohio country. Adults and children alike will find this tale of exciting encounters with hostile and friendly Indians and with the French hard to put down.
A 1996 Children's Books Means Business Selection
Based on Major George Washington's Journal
Story of 1753-1754 Journey into the Ohio Wilderness
Written by Karin Clafford Farley