A Ride into Morning

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A Ride into Morning
Book Cover of A Ride into the Morning by Ann Rinaldi.jpg
Author Ann Rinaldi
Country United States
Language English
Series Great Episodes
Genre Historical novel
Publisher Harcourt Books
Publication date
1991
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 368 pp
ISBN 0-15-204683-6
OCLC 50417272
LC Class PZ7.R459 Ri 2003
Followed by A Break with Charity

A Ride into Morning is a historical novel by Ann Rinaldi. It is part of the Great Episodes series. It is told in first-person narration.

Plot Summary[edit]

In the midst of the American Revolution, fourteen-year-old Mary Cooper moves in with her twenty-two-year-old cousin, Tempe Wick, and Tempe's elderly mother, Mary Wick, after Mary's Tory family discovered that she was participating in the Patriot cause. Her brother, Abraham is also a Patriot soldier. Mary's cousin lives near where the American soldiers have camped for the winter. Two of Mary's young friends, David Hamilton Morris and Jeremiah Levering, are stationed here too. Mary has fallen in love with General Anthony Wayne.

The Patriot soldiers and all those who live on farms near the magazine are now facing an incredibly cold winter. A mutiny is imminent. Tempe befriends Billy Bowzar, a Patriot soldier and probably leader of the mutiny. Tempe lends Bowzar her beloved white horse. Mary learns of Bowzar's plans and discovers that Tempe is growing hesitant as well. The cousins stop fighting so they can keep Aunt Mary safe, a plan that involves keeping Tempe's horse, Colonel, in the house overnight. The mutiny is unsuccessful and Mary realizes that her love for