The Liberty Tree: The Beginning of the American Revolution

The Liberty Tree: The Beginning of the American Revolution

by Lucille Recht Penner, Lucille Recht Penner
     
 
Drawn entirely from original sources, the American Revolution comes to life on every spread of this Picture Landmark Book. The riveting text delivers all that the pictures promise--and more. Full color.

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Drawn entirely from original sources, the American Revolution comes to life on every spread of this Picture Landmark Book. The riveting text delivers all that the pictures promise--and more. Full color.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Lively and accessible, The Liberty Tree makes history fun. Like Betsy and Giulio Maestro's The New Americans (Lothrop, 1998), it offers an evenhanded account of a particular part of the past, in this case, the events leading directly to the American Revolution. The first double-page spread introduces the actual Liberty Tree, an elm in Boston, which became a symbol for the new land during the mid-1700s. Other two-page chapters describe topics such as the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act of 1765, the Boston Massacre, spies, Paul Revere's ride, the first shot at Lexington, women and the war, and the Declaration of Independence. Penner uses a neutral tone throughout, describing, for example, the difficult lives of the British Redcoats. With descriptions of battles and events, the book contains plenty of action. Excellent cartoon-style illustrations are colorful and abundant. Informative and entertaining, this book makes a fine introduction to history.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679934820
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Series:
Picture Landmark Bks.
Pages:
39
Product dimensions:
9.44(w) x 12.16(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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