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Five Smooth Stones: Hope's Diary is the third book in the My America series and the first to feature Hope Potter. The book was written by Kristiana Gregory. It was published in February 2001 and reissued in May 2002 with a new cover design. The book was followed by its sequel, We Are Patriots.

Book description[]

"Thursday, the 18th of January
We are waiting for Papa, but we know not if he is hurt or captured or...
Oh, to think he may have been killed! We speak not of our fear, for we begin to cry. He went to sea the day after Christmas. I cannot write on this page why, because 'tis a secret. We are at war with England, and King George is now our enemy. That is all I may say.
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As tensions rise between the Tories and Patriots in 1776, Hope's life becomes more and more confusing. She wonders if she will ever see Papa again. Her brother Ethan has proclaimed that he is a Tory and has left home. Will Hope's family ever be reunited? Or will the Revolutionary War keep them apart forever?
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"Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1776
Hope's story begins...

As tensions rise between the Tories and Patriots in 1776, Hope's life becomes more and more confusing. She wonders if she will ever see Papa again. Her brother Ethan has proclaimed that he is a Tory and has left home. Will Hope's family ever be reunited? Or will the Revolutionary War keep them apart forever?
"

"Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1776
Hope's Story Begins...

As tensions rise between the Tories and Patriots, Hope's life becomes more and more confusing. She wonders if she will ever see Papa again. Her brother Ethan has proclaimed that he is a Tory and has left home. Will Hope's family ever be reunited? Or will the Revolutionary War keep them apart forever?
"

Plot[]

Historical Note[]

Characters[]

Main article: List of characters in Hope's Diaries

Author[]

Main article: Kristiana Gregory

Kristiana Gregory is a children's author. Her debut novel, Jenny of the Tetons won the Golden Kite Award for Fiction. Gregory has written five books in Dear America, three in The Royal Diaries, and three in My America.

Sequel[]

Main article: We Are Patriots

Editions[]

Acknowledgments[]

"Thank you, once again, to Elsie Mullin for help researching schoolchildren in 1776."

Notes[]

  • The portrait on the cover of the book was illustrated by Glen Harrington.[5]

References[]

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External links[]

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