The Battle of Bunker Hill: An Interactive History Adventure

The Battle of Bunker Hill: An Interactive History Adventure

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by Michael Burgan, Len Travers
     
 

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You are a Patriot in the American Revolution, ready to fight for independence and the right to prosper in this new land, OR . . . You are a British soldier, sent to fight for England against the American rebels, OR . . . You are a Boston civilian trying to make sense of the chaos overtaking your city.

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You are a Patriot in the American Revolution, ready to fight for independence and the right to prosper in this new land, OR . . . You are a British soldier, sent to fight for England against the American rebels, OR . . . You are a Boston civilian trying to make sense of the chaos overtaking your city.

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Children's Literature - Debbie Levy
The year is 1775. Rebellious American colonists and British troops have recently engaged in hostilities around the Massachusetts towns of Lexington and Concord. Now the rebels—who call themselves "patriots"—are planning a siege of Boston. As the patriots begin to move soldiers and supplies, the British also maneuver to try to thwart them. In traditional history books, these actions unfold as the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775. After some scene-setting and a synopsis of the historical background, the narrative asks: "What will you do?" Initially, there are three choices: Readers can put themselves in the shoes of a patriot soldier, a British soldier, or a civilian living in Boston. Readers are directed to different pages in the book according to their choices. There are many more choices in store within each separate storyline. For example, the patriot soldier may choose either to head to Bunker Hill with Colonel William Prescott or to remain with the troops in Cambridge. Each decision leads to an abundance of additional choices. With three story paths, 37 choices, and 14 endings, this is history that is both suspenseful and thought-provoking. Part of the "You Choose" series, the book is also visually satisfying, with historical color illustrations and a crisp design. Aimed at below-level readers, this book seems likely to appeal to young history buffs and to youngsters who simply enjoy a page-turner. Reviewer: Debbie Levy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429611787
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
You Choose: History Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection. Michael has also worked as an editor at Weekly Reader, the classroom news magazine used in schools across the United States. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history. When not writing for kids, he enjoys writing plays, and his works have been staged across the United States. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

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