In Mrs. Miller's class we read two books. One was The Matchlock Gun. The other one was The Arrow Over the Door. In The Matchlock Gun, it is 1756. There is a big, heavy gun and Edward's father is not home. Edward is ten years old and when Indians come Edward needs to them with the gun. In The Arrow Over The Door, the year is 1777 in summer. There is a war, there are Loyalists, Abenaki (Indians), patriots, and Quakers. Quakers did not fight. The Matchlock Gun was twenty-one years earlier. In that one some of the Indians get killed, and they have a gun. The Arrow Over the Door is in two different viewpoints. They're both in the eighteenth century. They both have Indians. The main characters in both of them are whole families. I liked The Arrow Over the Door because it had 2 viewpoints, there were 4 sides of their war. In The Matchlock Gun there were only 3.