April Morning [NOOK Book]

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On the eve of the American Revolution, one battle changes a boy’s life—and a nation’s history—forever

On April 18, 1775, musket shots ring out over Lexington, Massachusetts. As the sun rises over the battlefield, fifteen-year-old Adam Cooper stands among the outmatched patriots, facing a line of British troops. Determined to defend his home and prove his worth to his disapproving father, Cooper is about to embark on the most significant day ...
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April Morning

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Overview



On the eve of the American Revolution, one battle changes a boy’s life—and a nation’s history—forever

On April 18, 1775, musket shots ring out over Lexington, Massachusetts. As the sun rises over the battlefield, fifteen-year-old Adam Cooper stands among the outmatched patriots, facing a line of British troops. Determined to defend his home and prove his worth to his disapproving father, Cooper is about to embark on the most significant day of his lifetime. The Battle of Lexington and Concord will be the starting point of the American Revolution—and the moment that Cooper becomes a man.
 
Sweeping in scope and masterful in execution, April Morning is a classic of American literature and an unforgettable story of one community’s fateful struggle for freedom.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.
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"Invites comparison with Crane's Red Badge Of Courage... I think this is an even better book."—New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453234815
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 12/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 73,956
  • Age range: 12 years
  • File size: 334 KB

Meet the Author


Howard Fast (1914–2003) was one of the most prolific American writers of the twentieth century. He was a bestselling author of more than eighty works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. The son of immigrants, Fast grew up in New York City and published his first novel upon finishing high school in 1933. In 1950, his refusal to provide the United States Congress with a list of possible Communist associates earned him a three-month prison sentence. During his incarceration, Fast wrote one of his best-known novels, Spartacus (1951). Throughout his long career, Fast matched his commitment to championing social justice in his writing with a deft, lively storytelling style.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Summer reading

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Excellent Historical Novel

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    Boring but okay

    When i first started reading this book i was bored out of my mind. The beginning was really slow but it got better. Some parts were bette than others. I would not recommend this book.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2012

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    Some audiences will prefer over others

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Amazingg(:

    This book we are reading it in english. It's incrediblee(:

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2009

    April Morning

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2009

    Awesome Touching Books

    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."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2014

    Great book especially considering it was "required reading"

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Fernflower

    Licks the apprintince

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    App den

    App den

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    So boring!!

    It is soo boring. It's slow.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Boring

    Not interesting to me some parts are ok

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 18, 2011

    Boring Story

    April Morning by Howard Fast, was the story of a young boy, learning how to make his life the way he wants it, even though war is begining to shatter the world around him. The overall plot was not interesting, and no one could understand how this book was meant to be good literature. It tried to be serious, and then it would go on for pages at a time, about food. No one cares. This book was bad.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2009

    April Morning book review

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2007

    An amazing book

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2007

    Confusing with the cussing

    When I read the book April Morning, I was a little bit surprised that there would so much cussing in a children's book! I had to read this for a school assingment and I was literally one out of four who actually read and finished the book! 1 out of 4!!! But, overall, it really was a good book. I enjoyed some parts over others and I thought that during the time that it was written, it was beautifully written for a book in the sixties.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2007

    A reviewer

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2006

    GREAT BOOK!!!!!!

    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!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2006

    Great Read

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2006

    THE BEST BOOK EVER

    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.

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