And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?

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Everyone knows about Paul Revere's midnight ride. But not everyone knows the harrowing details and narrow escapes that occurred along the way. This timeless and witty book highlights little-known facts about patriot Paul Revere.

Describes some of the well-known as well as the lesser-known details of Paul Revere's life and exciting ride.

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Overview


Everyone knows about Paul Revere's midnight ride. But not everyone knows the harrowing details and narrow escapes that occurred along the way. This timeless and witty book highlights little-known facts about patriot Paul Revere.

Describes some of the well-known as well as the lesser-known details of Paul Revere's life and exciting ride.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
The story of the life and famous ride of Paul Revere may seem just more dry history to many children, but this author's approach keeps readers turning the pages to see what happens next. Among the facts, readers will find many fascinating stories. The details of Revere's silversmith business include the making of a silver collar for a man's pet squirrel. Revere was a very resourceful man and found many ways to support his growing family, including the whittling of false teeth from hippopotamus tusks. Sometimes Revere was forgetful, and he often made mistakes; nonetheless, he served to warn his countrymen of the enemy's approach and, for this, he has been immortalized. While students may think that the country's early heroes were perfect, Fritz gives the reader a healthy dose of reality. This book takes a good-natured and humorous look at some of his foibles; and, yet, shows how Paul Revere persevered—a fitting lesson to go along with the history. Reviewer: Carolyn Mott Ford
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698113510
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 62,689
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author


"The question I am most often asked," Jean Fritz says, "is how do I find my ideas? The answer is: I don't. Ideas find me. A character in history will suddenly step right out of the past and demand a book. Generally people don't bother to speak to me unless there's a good chance that I'll take them on." Throughout almost four decades of writing about history, Jean Fritz has taken on plenty of people, starting with George Washington in The Cabin Faced West (1958). Since then, her refreshingly informal historical biographies for children have been widely acclaimed as "unconventional," "good-humored," "witty," "irrepressible," and "extraordinary."

In her role as biographer, Jean Fritz attempts to uncover the adventures and personalities behind each character she researches. "Once my character and I have reached an understanding," she explains, "then I begin the detective work--reading old books, old letters, old newspapers, and visiting the places where my subject lived. Often I turn up surprises and of course I pass these on." It is her penchant for making distant historical figures seem real that brings the characters to life and makes the biographies entertaining, informative, and filled with natural child appeal.

An original and lively thinker, as well as an inspiration to children and adults, Jean Fritz is undeniably a master of her craft. She was awarded the Regina Medal by the Catholic Library Association, presented with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award by the American Library Association for her "substantial and lasting contribution to children's literature," and honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature, which was presented by the New York State Library Association for her body of work.

copyright ? 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2007

    HU

    I liked all of the action. Jean Fritz used awsome discriptive words, but I think she could have used more. She repeated herself alot too. I would not recomend it to my kids because there is alot more to the story. I think my friends would not like the book. I have a friend who is a teacher and she read it and also said that there is alot more details to Paul Revere. Work harder on your books Jean Fritz!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2003

    PAUL REAVERS LIFE

    Paul reaver was born on new years day. He was a hard woring boy when he was young. When he was 21 he got the adventure he always wanted there was a war beeween the english indans and french paul had found out there was war and then he came back to his family and lived happly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2002

    Paul Revere Hero of the Revolution

    Jean Fritz express her point of view exellently

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