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Revolutionary War (Battle Box Series)

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Open the Battle Box for a totally interactive experience! Inside you'll find a full-color, sixty-four-page book that focuses on the key battles of the Revolutionary War, along with strategic maps, reproductions of the Declaration of Independence and George Washington's commission as commander-in-chief, copies of the stamps from the Stamp Act, and exact replicas of the earliest currency used by colonies - thirteen pieces of memorabilia in all. Like nothing else before it, Battle Box: Revolutionary War is the ...

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Overview

Open the Battle Box for a totally interactive experience! Inside you'll find a full-color, sixty-four-page book that focuses on the key battles of the Revolutionary War, along with strategic maps, reproductions of the Declaration of Independence and George Washington's commission as commander-in-chief, copies of the stamps from the Stamp Act, and exact replicas of the earliest currency used by colonies - thirteen pieces of memorabilia in all. Like nothing else before it, Battle Box: Revolutionary War is the complete package, a treasure trove about the birth of our country.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leigh Geiger
This boxed kit consists of a sixty-four-page picture book for middle readers and a set of thirteen document reproductions and other related war memorabilia. The text presents an engaging and well-organized discussion of the war, the events leading up to it, and the aftermath. The major events are organized chronologically and broken down into manageable sections. Each section includes a brief introduction and a time line that summarizes the significant events. Additional key information is highlighted in colorful text boxes with related graphics. Although the term "Battle Box" is used on the front cover of this package, the words refer not to the fact that the materials come in a box but to the text boxes in each section that list the details of significant battles. Each section contains at least six "battle boxes" which always follow the same format (location, date, commanders, casualties, etc.) Additional short paragraphs, highlighted using the same text box technique, provide interesting background details: including relevant vocabulary (dragoons, naval blockade), influential figures (Rochambeau, Cornwallis), weapons (tomahawk, muskets) and what life was like at the time (smallpox, life under siege). This "bite-sized" approach makes this book a useful reference for students looking for specific information. The thorough index will also be helpful in finding particular topics. The memorabilia, which includes several documents such as Cornwallis' letter of surrender and a recruitment poster, as well as a cloth flag, sample stamps from the Stamp Act, and Revolutionary era money will help bring this historical era to life. Reviewer: Leigh Geiger, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416971269
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/22/2009
  • Series: Battle Box Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 808,043
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Brown Reference Group is the world’s leading packager of high-quality reference books and encyclopedias. Other books include Spies and Spying and The Big Book of Crafts for Kids. They are based in London, England.

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