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Children's LiteratureThis Level 2 "Ready-to-Read" book is part of the "Childhood of Famous Americans" series. We are introduced first to the American Colonies, then to Massachusetts, the city of Boston, and finally, to Paul Revere. The book describes Paul's work as a silversmith, and how clubs and elections formed a great part of Bostonian society. When Paul and his friends got an idea to form their own club, after much debate, they decided to form a bell-ringing club for Christ's Church. They drew up rules and then presented a contract to the church. The priest allowed them to take over the ringing of the bells. The values that Paul learned when forming this club proved to be of great service when he became part of the American Revolution. A timeline of important events in Paul's life is included at the end of the book. Dodson's illustrations are an accurate and energetic representation of life in Boston during the 1700s. This book serves the dual purpose of a historical text and a learning-to-read book. 2003, Simon and Schuster, Ages 5 to 7.
— Amie Rose Rotruck