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The Doctor's Boy

A Story about Valley Forge during the Winter of 1777--1778

From the Set Scrapbooks of America

As the assistant to an army doctor during the Revolutionary War, Eleazor Portis sees first hand the toll war takes on the human body and mind. Despite the difficult times, Eleazor loves working as a 'doctor's boy' and is good at it. Even General Washington's wife, Martha, praises Eleazor on her visit to the hospital at Valley Forge. But when an envious Bill Wormish starts prying, Eleazor's future at the hospital may be in danger. Readers learn of the difficulties, horrors, and victories of life at Valley Forge through Eleazor's eyes, and learn the price that was paid for American independence.

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  • The Story of the Doctor's Boy
  • The History of Valley Forge in the Winter of 1777-1778
  • Glossary
  • Timeline
  • Activities
  • To Find Out More
  • About the Author
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey F
ATOS Reading Level 6.1
Guided Reading Level W
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Number of Pages
Graphics Full-color photographs

Author: Pamela Dell

Pamela Dell has been writing for kids since the late 1980's, including work in both print and interactive multimedia. In the mid-1990's, she became one of the founders of Purple Moon, a highly acclaimed interactive game company for girls. As part of her role there, Pamela created the characters and scripts for the company's multiple-award winning Rockett CD-Rom game series. She has also produced work, both fiction and nonfiction, for clients such as Mattel, Carus Publishing, World Book Encyclopedia, Children's Press, Plan B Enterprises, Addictive Media, and the University of California, among others...subsequently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.