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Paul Revere
     

Paul Revere

by Wil Mara
 

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This fact-filled Rookie Biographies® book introduces the youngest readers to Paul Revere-one of America's earliest heroes. Compelling photos and simple, engaging nonfiction text encourage children to read on their own-as they learn about Paul Revere's famous "midnight ride," as well as the many other things he did to further the cause of American independence.

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This fact-filled Rookie Biographies® book introduces the youngest readers to Paul Revere-one of America's earliest heroes. Compelling photos and simple, engaging nonfiction text encourage children to read on their own-as they learn about Paul Revere's famous "midnight ride," as well as the many other things he did to further the cause of American independence.

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Children's Literature - Enid Portnoy
Paul Revere’s ride on that dark night in 1775 changed American history by calling colonists to challenge the rule of the King of England over those in American colonies. Revere’s family was well known for making objects out of silver for use in their homes, gardens and fields and for protection against any enemies. Paul learned this trade from his father and in later years, successfully took on his father’s business. He and his neighbors talked about their lack of freedom under British rule British soldiers wanted to capture important key figures in the colonies. Therefore, getting a message quickly to many people that the British soldiers were coming was vital; and Paul became a messenger, riding into the country to alert people of possible danger. Young readers may feel the excitement and peril of Paul’s famous ride as they look at the drawings in the book. Revere was recognized for his trade work as a silversmith; and during the war with the British, his work took on even more value. Silver and other metals were used to make guns and other weapons Americans needed to fight the British. The book cover suggests his title might be “American Freedom Fighter.” Colored drawings, paintings of famous Americans, and portraits are also included as illustrations. Mara has won writing awards for children’s books. In this easy to read book he stimulates the imagination of a young reader and teaches American history. Additional subject information is included with a glossary, index and brief Facts for Now highlighted in colors on the pages. Other “Rookie Biographies” series cover more famous Americans. Reviewer: Enid Portnoy; Ages 7 to 10.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516258201
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Rookie Biographies Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
6 - 7 Years

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