When Americans think about the American Revolution, certain names come quickly to mind--George Washington, Paul Revere, and Samuel Adams. These men deserve to be remembered, yet their stories do not give us a clear picture of what life was like for the average person during the years before, during, and immediately after the war. Typical history books do not describe how a nine-year-old Massachusetts boy might have felt when his friend was killed in the Boston Massa describe how a nine-year-old Massachusetts boy might have felt when his friend was killed in the Boston Massacre or what went through the mind of a teenage Quaker girl when her family fled Philadelphia. These are the kinds of stories you will find in this book. Many of these children not only survived the war but played an active role in it.… read more
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Tossed from a wagon and raised by coyotes, Pecos Bill had a strange childhood to say the least. As he grows up, this Texas-sized c...owboy wrestles with wolves, grapples with a wild mare, and rides a mountain lion without even breaking a sweat! Pecos Bill is able to tame the Wild West with ease, but soon he faces an even bigger challenge, a rampaging cyclone the likes of which no one has ever seen! Pecos Bill must try to rein this wild storm in, or it will lay waste to the great American frontier. read more
Daniel will need to work hard if he wants to be a starting Wildcat.
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
On December 7, 1941, Americans were stunned to learn that Japanese forces had launched an attack on Pearl Harbor. In this engrossi...ng and extensively researched account, Theodore Taylor examines both sides of the battle, taking a close look at the events leading up to it and providing compelling insight into the motives and operations of the brave men and women swept up in the fight. read more
Step back in time and experience the Revolutionary War through the stories of the people who lived through it. Witness the first r...eading of the Declaration of Independence. Experience the horror of a sneak attack. Watch a mother risk her life by spying fo read more
Faking It: The Story of Deborah Sampson, Revolutionary War Soldier
Powerful leaders emerged during the victories and defeats of the Revolutionary War. Meet the people who planned the battles, led t...he attacks, and shaped the war between the Patriots and the Redcoats. Perfect for Common Core studies on analyzing multiple a read more
Black Patriots in the American Revolutionary War: The Untold Story
The story behind two battles collectively known as the Battle of Saratoga makes an unforgettable tale, yet it's unfamiliar to many... people. These battles are considered the turning point of the American Revolution. They halted Britain's southern advance an read more
The inspiring story of the black soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War is important and unforgettable, yet it's unfamiliar ...to many people. These soldiers served heroically to win the freedom of a nation where "all men are created equal." However, m read more
Traces the history of the American War of Independence, describing the events that led to the conflict, the Continental Army, and ...the Declaration of Independence, the most important battles, and the treaty that ended the war. read more
On April 18, 1775, the shot heard round the world was fired. The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first of many battles b...etween the 13 colonies and Great Britain. The two countries would be at war for the next eight years. Read more about the key read more
Emma Lazarus overcame the barriers of her day to become one of the leading poets of the nineteenth century. She used her celebrity... to help the poor and impoverished immigrants of Eastern Europe. When the statue Liberty Enlightening the World came to the United States as a gift from France, it was Emma's poem "The New Colossus" that became forever connected with this American icon. Emma's words have served as a rallying call to generations of immigrants. In breathtaking color, veteran artist Stacey Schuett brings life to Erica Silverman's story of one of the great women of America. read more
Portrays the life of the American poet who wrote the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty.
Teaches readers about the effects the Revolutionary War had on the home front.
Lillie's Collection of Children's Stories
It is a dark and snowy night when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to colonial times. General George Washington is ...about to lead his army in a sneak attack against their enemy. But now a terrible weather is making the great general question his plans. Can Jack and Annie keep history on track? The fate of the country rests in their hands! Did you know that thereâ s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com! read more
School and Library, Scholastic Library Pub, 2011, ISBN13 9780531250396, ISBN10 0531250393
Author: Yomtov, NelBook Type: JNLanguage: ENGLISHPublish Date: 2013/07/01Publisher Name: Capstone Pr Inc
Using the chronology text structure, explores how events unfolded during the Revolutionary War
The American Revolution has been characterized politically as a united uprising of the American colonies and militarily within a g...uerrilla campaign against the inflexible British military establishment. Author Daniel Marston argues that this belief, though widespread, is a misconception. He contends that the American Revolution created deep political divisions in the population of the Thirteen Colonies, while militarily pitting veterans of the Seven Years War against one another, in a conflict that involved guerrilla tactics and classic eighteenth century campaign techniques on both sides. The peace treaty of 1783 that brought an end to war marked the formal beginning of the United States of America as an independent political entity. This groundbreaking, richly detailed, lavishly illustrated, and surprising history of the American Revolution tells the story in fresh and revelatory ways, encompassing political, strategic, tactical, cultural, and individual perspectives. read more
The Story of the First World War for Children 1914-1918: For Children, 1914-1918
Excerpt from A Revolutionary Maid: A Story of the Middle Period of the War for IndependenceIT has been the author's aim in this vo...lume not only to follow the fortunes of a Revolutionary maid through trying scenes, but to outline the history Of the times as closely as might be consistent with a story for girls. Great care has been taken in the study of this period of the war for freedom, and it is hoped that the incidents will carry their weight as matters Of history, and that the importance of the campaign in the Middle States may be emphasized in the minds of those who read the story.Beyond this, it has been the author's endeavor to give a correct picture Of the manners and customs of that part of the country in which the scene is laid; to bring out the local coloring, and to draw the characters honestly, with a close regard to the effect of education and environment which at an early period began to indicate the variety of types which are now distinctly American.To her desire to please her girl friends the author adds a modest hope that the book may not be found uninteresting to older readers.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Connect brings together the nonfiction text features you need with the engaging, powerful stories you want. This four-book set exp...lores the Revolutionary War through various nonfiction text types, including chronology, biographies, and cause and effect. A read more