William Henry Harrison, Young Tippecanoe

William Henry Harrison, Young Tippecanoe

by Howard S. Peckham, Cathy Morrison
     
 

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Originally published in 1951, this biography of the childhood years of America’s ninth president, William Henry Harrison, details the boyhood adventures and character of young Tippecanoe prior to his assumption of the highest office. The story opens with young Harrison’s rousing rescue of sister Sally from drowning when he was just seven, followed soon…  See more details below

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Originally published in 1951, this biography of the childhood years of America’s ninth president, William Henry Harrison, details the boyhood adventures and character of young Tippecanoe prior to his assumption of the highest office. The story opens with young Harrison’s rousing rescue of sister Sally from drowning when he was just seven, followed soon after by an account of Harrison’s quick thinking as he saved his uncle from bleeding to death following an accident. The famous battle at Tippecanoe is also reviewed, as are many more events and actions that young history buffs will enjoy.

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“Reveals how storytelling can turn dusty historical figures into friends and heroes.”  —Today’s Librarian

“Will appeal to many upper elementary school students during their study of the country's history. Recommended.”  —Library Talk

“A welcome, very highly recommended addition to school and community biography collections for children.”  —Midwest Book Review, Children's Bookwatch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882859078
Publisher:
Patria Press, Inc
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Series:
Young Patriots Series, #2
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
774,773
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
470L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Howard S. Peckham was a founder and early editor of American Heritage magazine. He was the author of numerous historical works, including Pontiac: Young Ottawa Leader and Nathanael Greene: Independent Boy. Cathy Morrison is the illustrator of Ignacio's Chair and the Young Patriots series. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and Picturebookartists.org. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

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