The Minute Boys of Lexington

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The year was 1775. The colonies teetered on the brink of war with Britain. The brave patriots of Lexington and Concord stood ready. In this world, sixteen-year-old Roger Morse grew up before his time.

The Minute Boys of Lexington is the first book in Edward Stratemeyer's series for young people about the American Revolution. Written in the late 19th century, it is the kind of adventure story missing from the ranks of today's children's books.

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Overview

The year was 1775. The colonies teetered on the brink of war with Britain. The brave patriots of Lexington and Concord stood ready. In this world, sixteen-year-old Roger Morse grew up before his time.

The Minute Boys of Lexington is the first book in Edward Stratemeyer's series for young people about the American Revolution. Written in the late 19th century, it is the kind of adventure story missing from the ranks of today's children's books.

So, come, boys and girls, and let the rousing story of the exploits of Roger Morse and his friends transport you back to another time. A time when the future of our country was at stake. Follow these young men as they fight the British with courage and determination in the name of justice and liberty for all.

In the spring of 1775, determined to help free the colonies from British rule, sixteen-year-old Roger Morse and his friends organize their own military company and find themselves participating in the first battles of the Revolution at Lexington and Concord.

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Editorial Reviews

Marian Kester Coombs
The books make American history interesting to children. Like when General Putnam says to his men, "Don't fire till you see the whites of their eyes," you feel like you're there!

I would recommend these books to other children because they teach you as you read. You won't want to put them down. -- The Washington Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780965273534
  • Publisher: Lost Classic Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,256,515
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 7.58 (h) x 0.91 (d)

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Roger's heart almost stopped beating . . . What was this the British officers were saying? They were going to capture Samuel Adams and John Hancock and place them under military arrest! The two greatest men, politically, the colonies at that time knew!

"It must not be," thought the boy. "I must tell Captain Parker--everybody. Somebody must know where Mr. Adams and Mr. Hancock are stopping tonight, and warn them to seek a place of safety. And the militia and minutemen must be on guard, too, against the troops General Gage is going to send from Boston. That surprise must not be all on one side!"

With bated breath, he was on the point of slipping back into the kitchen, when he felt a cold, bony, hand on his collar. Wheeling about, he found himself face to face with a soldier.

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Table of Contents

1 A Stirring Encounter on the Road
2 What Led to the Fight
3 The Secrets of the Minutemen
4 Hen Peabody Makes a Discovery
5 A Brush with the Enemy
6 Uriah Bedwell, the Tory
7 Roger on the Watch
8 The Strange Meeting at Uriah Bedwell's House
9 Paul Revere and Roger Spread the Alarm
10 The Advance of the Enemy
11 The Battle of Lexington
12 Dorothy Morse's Peril
13 From Lexington to Concord
14 The Care of the Military Stores
15 Sergeant Kegan Is Surprised
16 The Home Guard to the Rescue
17 The Battle of Concord
18 Following up the Enemy
19 Fighting the Flames
20 Who Stole the Rosewood Box?
21 A Call for More Powder
22 Uriah Bedwell Makes a Move
23 The Defense of the Milk House
24 Roger Becomes a Prisoner Once More
25 The Retreat from Lexington
26 The Meeting in the Woods
27 More Adventures in the Woods
28 What Became of Mrs. Morse and Dorothy
29 Roger Is Shot 30 A Question of Nerve
31 The End of the Fighting-Conclusion Glossary
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