April Morning (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

April Morning (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Howard Melvin Fast
     
 

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When you read this novel about April 19, 1775, you will see the British redcoats marching in a solid column through your town. Your hands will be sweating and you will shake a little as you grip your musket because never have you shot with the aim of killing a man. But you will shoot, and shoot again and again while your shoulder aches from your musket's kick and

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When you read this novel about April 19, 1775, you will see the British redcoats marching in a solid column through your town. Your hands will be sweating and you will shake a little as you grip your musket because never have you shot with the aim of killing a man. But you will shoot, and shoot again and again while your shoulder aches from your musket's kick and the tight, disciplined red column bleeds and wavers and breaks and you begin to shout at the top of your lungs because you are there, at the birth of freedom—you're a veteran of the Battle of Lexington, and you've helped whip the King's best soldiers...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780808552949
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1983
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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April Morning 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was assigned my summer reading and i wasn't so happy about it because i am not a history person. I didn't like the book at first. But then it started to get interesting. In the end I did turning out liking this book. Anyone who likes history would love this book but just keep reading on even if it does get boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story of the American Revolution is in many history books and is well known to any student. This is a first person account of a small New England town and how one of the first battles affects the towns people and their families. A great read that is over before you know it. Howard Fast does a great job making an often told tale come to life in the eyes of an 18th century teen.
huntersdog More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book, but I could see how it would appeal to males more than females and in particular young men. Fighting a battle in your own neighborhood as a teenage boy is a very real experience that young men can easily imagine themselves and relate very well to the main character. The author does do a good job of bringing in the female perspective of grief and their sacrifices as well. Very fast read, 3 days max.
Jedi More than 1 year ago
This book is now one of my favorite books. It takes place on April 18-19, 1775 in Lexington, Massachussets during the American Revolution. The town of Lexington is a quiet, peaceful, religious town full of Puritans. Adam and his argumentative father have never really been close or gotten along. One night, when his younger brother, Levi, hears hoofbeats, Adam will have to step up to become a man. During the fight against the Redcoats, Adam realizes the reality of war and is not like romantic versions he has heard of it. During just 24 hours, Adam has come from a young boy, to the man of the house. This book has some subtle humor to it and I would recommend it to anyone.
fearless-dreamer More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for a school literature project; I had no idea the book was going to be like this. It started off slow at first, but then the story got fast paced and exciting! If you have to choose a book to read, I definitely recommend you read this book! It is awesome! If you are up for excitement, thrilling stories, and a little romance, April Morning is definitely the book for you! It is a very touching story. I also recommend that whoever has a little anger towards their parents or anything, that they need to read this book! It shows a lot about 'you never know what you got till its gone."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was not a fan at all of this writing style. It was very boring and I found myself having to strain just to get through it.
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Morningpaw got ammideintly, forgetting about her paw. *Ow.* Thought Morningpaw, as she limped across the clearing. When all had arrived, Velvetstar yowled, "Something occurred today. Something bad." Suprised yowls and mews rose from the cats. Velvetstar flicked her tail for silence. "I would like to talk with Dewpaw in my den." Velvetstar mewed. All the cats looked at Dewpaw. Some hissed. Dewpaw turned red. Suddenly, Silentwind rushed out. "StarClan has given me a new prophecy." *A new Prophecy?* Thought Morningpaw. She strained her ears to listen as a hush fell over the cats. "The cat who is as strong as the Rising, the cat who is as gentle as the Morning, will not only save the clans, but will also destroy the Dew." Silentwind mewed. Morningpaw stepped back and gasped. What did this mean? She watched as Depaw turned even redder and glared hard. Dewpaw's ears drooped as Velvetstar padded to her. Just as they were about to go in the den, Morningpaw padded up. "Velvet-" She began, but stopped when she saw Velvet's face. She watched as Dewpaw and Velvet dissapeared into the leaders den. <p> (Ok, Velvey sounded awful, so I am using Velvet. Bye!)
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HashtagLordOfPureBossness More than 1 year ago
I was required to read this book for my English class. To be truthful, it was good and it was quick and easy to read. It has a great story line and was interesting through.
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This book we are reading it in english. It's incrediblee(:
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3barrupe More than 1 year ago
The book April morning is about a boy named Adam was in the second line of defenses when the British opened fire. After watching his Dad and many other men get killed, Adam had to become the man of the family. I enjoyed this vivid historical fiction book because I felt like I was in Adams shoes found the book very interest because of all the action scenes and cussing especially in a kid¿s book. I liked the way people grouped together to defend the village. I like the period of time the story took place. I really enjoyed the tactics they used against the British. It showed a part of our history. It showed what it was like to be a young teenager in the 1700s. I enjoyed the way this book felt so real and how vibrant the picture they painted in your head is. The way they showed how Adams family lived. How they the described the battles. And how well the author described the story. Adams father died when the small town tried to defend themselves against the British. He then joined a bigger militia to help protect the surrounding towns. After defending the towns, he had to become the man of the family to replace his Dad.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If I had to choose my top five all-time favorite books, 'April Morning' would definitely be on my list. It is a stunning account of a fifteen-year-old boy's experience in the battle of Lexington. It is one of the best historical fiction books written about the time period. The book emphasizes the patriot's cause for independence and the minutemen's determination that eventually won the Revolutionary War. I would highly reccommend this book to everyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
April Morning¿ s book review . Adam was in the second line of defenses when the British opened fire. After watching his Dad and many other men get killed, Adam had to become the man of the family. I really enjoyed this historical fiction book because I felt like part of the story. I found the book very entertaining because of all the action scenes. I also liked how the Grandmother always defended him when his father argued with him at the dinner table. I liked the way people grouped together to defend the village. I like the period of time the story took place. I really enjoyed the tactics they used against the British. It showed a part of our history. It showed what it was like to be a young teenager in the 1700s. I enjoyed the way this book felt so real. The way they showed how Adam¿s family lived. how they The described the battles. How well the author described the story. Adam¿s father died when the small town tried to defend themselves against the British. He then joined a bigger militia to help protect the surrounding towns. After defending the towns, he had to become the man of the family to replace his Dad.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD!!!!!! IT PUTS YOU IN THE SHOES OF ONE OF THE BLOODIST BATTLES IN AMERICAN HISTORY. THIS BOOK IS A GREAT READ FOR ANYONE WHO LIKES ADVENTURE!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here we have an account of the battle of Lexington and Concord...boring right? NO. This story is compleatly told through the eyes of Adam Cooper, a 15 year old boy who comes from a family that he thinks hates him. He struggles with the same challenges that teenagers face today. I originally read this book, looking for a good history novel, and found a character so relatable. I felt as if Adam was one of my friends and that I was there along side of him in battle. WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. This was the best book and changed my view of history.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't read this book in a while, but I still remember how much I loved it. April Morning is a suprisingly good book with an interesting plot and an ending that makes you want more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for a project and even though its mostly about how life was in 1779 and battles and etc, but i love history and learning about it but this book was not one of my favorites i like history but i didnt like reading this i couldnt wait untill it ended