This picture book tells the story of Molly Hays--known to history as Molly Pitcher. Carrying water to the American Continental Army during the blistering hot day that the Battle of Monmouth was fought on, when her husband was injured she stepped up to fire his cannon. Made a sergeant by George Washington, she would eventually go back to household duties--but for the rest of her life, asked people to call her Sergeant Molly. The folk-art illustrations were created by oil on canvas with a crackle glaze and sepia tone, and capture the spirit and inspiration Molly provided. 40 pages, ages 4-8.