Paul Revere is a nicely illustrated book that will appeal to a young reader. It has a variety of visuals, including maps, photographs, and drawings in both black-and-white and color. The text by Carin Ford is brisk and clear in telling the story of an American hero named Paul Revere, one of twelve children born in Boston and apprenticed as a silversmith in his father's silver shop. Revere was born at a time when America was still an English colony struggling to break free from English control. As a young man, he became involved in these struggles for freedom—he was a member of the Boston Tea Party and dressed up as an American Indian. But he is most known for his midnight ride, when he traveled by horse through the New England towns warning the people that the English troops were on the move. During the eight years of the Revolutionary War, Paul Revere delivered many messages while on horseback. He died at the age of eighty-three and had more than fifty grandchildren. 2003, Enslow Publishers, Yannuzzi
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Information in these two biographies is presented chronologically in five chapters. Short succinct sentences are printed in good-sized type and enclosed in red, white, and blue borders. Each spread contains captioned, full-color reproductions that extend the texts and enough information to prepare a first report or gain a basic introduction to these men. Terms or concepts are explained within the bodies of the texts, and historical events that occurred during the subject's lives help give readers a broader picture of the times. There is so much more to these men than fits within the 32 pages allotted to them here, but the books do cover the essentials.-Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.