John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry


Explains the story of John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Explains the story of John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Children's Literature
Books concerning the American Civil War are plentiful; books pertaining to the American Civil War that hold the interest of upper-elementary-age students are not as numerous. Luckily, this book falls into the latter category. Constructed like a comic book, the story of John brown and his valiant efforts to free slaves is told. The illustrations tell the story as much as the text does, but even the most reluctant reader will be impelled to read in order to understand the sequence of events. Factually accurate in the primary portion of the book, it is supplemented by two more pages of facts in the back of the book (John Brown had 20 children and was 59 when he raided Harper's Ferry in 1859) along with a glossary, websites and recommendations for further research. Part of the Graphic History series that includes numerous titles, including Lords of the Sea: The Vikings Explore the North Atlantic, The Brave Escape of Ellen and William Craft and The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Highly recommended. 2006, Capstone Press, Ages 9 to 12.
—Cindy L. Carolan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736862066
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Series: Graphic History Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 980,488
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Nation Divided 4
Chapter 2 Brown's Plan 10
Chapter 3 The Raid 14
Chapter 4 After the Raid 24
More about John Brown's Raid 28
Glossary 30
Internet Sites 30
Bibliography 31
Index 32
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