Monday, October 21, 2013

Author Visit: Judge Rich Leonard

Last Thursday, our 3rd - 5th graders had the opportunity to meet Judge Rich Leonard, author of  The House by the Creek.  His novel is the story of his ancestors' experience living in Rowan County and fighting at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse during the American Revolution. It shows what everyday life was like in the late 1700's and also gives a glimpse into the life of Revolutionary war soldiers. Jude Leonard brought along his friend Tom Ainsworth, a Revolutionary War reenact-or, who showed the students the weapons and equipment soldiers used. If your child wants a copy of the book and didn't pre-order one, it is available at Park Road Books or Amazon.

If you're interested in learning more about Leonard and his book, click here to read an interesting article.