What Was the Revolutionary War All About?

What Was the Revolutionary War All About?

by John Micklos
     
 

A shot rang out on April 19, 1775. The disagreements between the British king and the American colonists over taxation and other issues had grown more and more bitter over the years-and now it was war! The Revolution would decide the fate of the bold American vision of inalienable rights such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. History would never be

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Overview

A shot rang out on April 19, 1775. The disagreements between the British king and the American colonists over taxation and other issues had grown more and more bitter over the years-and now it was war! The Revolution would decide the fate of the bold American vision of inalienable rights such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. History would never be the same again!

About the Author:
John Micklos, Jr., is the editor in chief of Reading Today, the award-winning newspaper of the International Reading Association. He is the author of several books and poems for young readers

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
This title in the "Revolutionary War Library" series takes young readers through the Revolutionary War, from the initial disagreement between the British king and American colonists over taxes to the creation of an independent nation. The straightforward and easy-to-read text includes numerous facts in a very readable format. The use of photographs and illustrations makes the book appropriate for readers of a variety of levels. Many pages include sidebars and extensive captions with information that supplements and enhances the primary text. Main characters like American leaders George Washington and Nathanael Greene and British leaders like Charles Cornwallis are discussed in enough detail that readers can get a good sense of their role in the action. The book also includes a table of contents, a timeline highlighting events of the war, notes on each of the chapters with bibliographic information, a glossary, a list of books and Internet addresses for further reading, and a detailed index. The information is provided in an effective, accessible way. Reviewer: Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
School Library Journal

Gr 3-5

Although some of the same information is touched upon in both titles, the amount of detail differs. The books each contain five chapters of straightforward, sequential text, a scattering of sidebars, and a time line. They are liberally illustrated with portraits, reproductions of paintings and portions of documents, and detailed maps. These titles have less coverage of African Americans' and women's involvement in the war than Daniel Rosen's Independence Now (National Geographic, 2004), but they include more events and people, giving them a slight edge for reports.-Lori A. Guenthner, Baltimore County Public Library, Randallstown, MD

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766030145
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Series:
The Revolutionary War Library
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.77(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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