Children's LiteratureThis title describes the people and action of the Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, in which the first blood was shed in the fight for United States independence. The introduction, entitled, "Lay Down Your Arms . . . and Disperse!" is a great, catchy title to make young people read on. Sections titled, British Spies, American Spies, and Secret Orders will also catch everyone's attention. Even Bloody Lexington and Revenge at Concord would draw readers in, along with the maps, photographs, pictures and whole-page biographies that not only enhance the text but also lend attractiveness to the book. All pictures are labeled. The little pullout boxes on many pages give short, personalized and interesting messages. The Preface: The American Revolution sets the stage for the reader/researcher with a great synopsis. A Glossary, For More Information, Web Sites and Index are included at the back. The front and back covers will draw casual audiences, also. The book reads much like a textbook and is filled with facts and information. It is part of "The Revolutionary War" series of the Triangle Histories, Blackbirch Press. Each book stands alone in its uniqueness and provides a multidimensional way to learn about and understand one of our country's struggles. This book should be purchased for all school and public libraries. 2002, Thomson/Gale, Ages 8 to 12.