Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?

Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698114395
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/28/1997
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 332,171
Product dimensions: 7.13(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.16(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China to American missionaries on November 16, 1915. Living there until she was almost thirteen sparked a lifelong interest in American history.  She wrote about her childhood in China in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book and winner of the National Book Award.
     Ms. Fritz was the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people.
     Among the other prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: the National Humanities Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award. the Christopher Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice Awards.
     She passed away on May 14, 2017.

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Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Hamburgerclan on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This is a cute little book recounting the life of Patrick Henry. Since it's a kid's book, it makes for light reading, but it does give a good snapshot of Henry's personality and accomplishments. (Well, at least it matches the few grown up history books I've read about the era.) What really makes the book, though, are the illustrations by Margot Tomes. Her drawings make the bold statement, "Now here is a character!" Even if you don't have kids, it's a book worth checking out for a good fifteen or twenty minutes worth of fun.--J.
ceklepper on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I thought this was a very insightful book. However, it is a little dry at times. I think it is appropriate for 5th graders because it is fairly long and dry. It can be very encouraging to students to know about someone who people did not think would amount to much but did.
heather_hill on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a historical account of Patrick Henry's life with a humorous twist. It takes the reader through the many things that Patrick Henry did, which wasn't much. He was famous, however, for his amazing public speaking abilities.I enjoyed this book, but not as much as I've enjoyed other Jean Fritz stories. It is humorous as always, but the life of Patrick Henry is just bland, in my opinion. Margot Tomes' illustrations were adorable.As an extension, I would have the students pick out their favorite part of the book and illustrate it. Another extension would be to create a word search of American Revolution terms that they could work on after we've began studying that section of history.