The Town that Fooled the British by Lisa Papp, illustrated by Robert Papp, is a War of 1812 story. Henry Middle is a fictional character but the battle for the town of St. Michaels MD was real. The British wanted St. Michaels destroyed since it was a shipbuilding center for the US Navy and this was a naval war. As the British approach and the town evacuates Henry comes up with the perfect plan to save the town. Read on!