John Greenwood's Journey to Bunker Hill

John Greenwood's Journey to Bunker Hill


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In mid-May 1775, the American Revolution was barely a month old. Many British soldiers were in Boston, Massachusetts. The American troops were nearby. The next battle could break out at any moment.

Fifteen-year-old John Greenwood's parents lived in Boston. But John lived with his uncle 150 miles away. When the war started, he decided to go back to Boston to check on his family. But when he arrived, the British soldiers wouldn't let anyone into the city. Instead John joined the American army and soon found himself at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Did John have the courage to make it through the battle Could the Americans beat the powerful British

In the back of this book, you'll find a script and instructions for putting on a reader's theater performance of this adventure. At our companion website——you can download additional copies of the script plus sound effects, background images, and more ideas that will help make your reader's theater performance a success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761361343
Publisher: Lerner Classroom
Publication date: 10/28/2010
Series: History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 550L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Marty Rhodes Figley Marty lives in Annandale, Virginia, with her husband and Airedale terrier, Scarlett. She enjoys playing the role of "history detective" as she does the research for her historically based children's books. Marty loves to delve into old books, letters, and newspapers; visit museums; and explore famous historical sites.

Craig Orback is a freelance children's book illustrator living in the Northwest and received his B.F.A. in illustration from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 1998. He has illustrated Nature's Paintbox, The Can Man, Keeping The Promise: A Torah's Journey, and other award-winning children's books. He teaches children's book illustration and oil painting at several local colleges. In his free time he enjoys painting landscapes and sharing his books with kids during school and library visits.

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