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Let it begin here! April 19 1775 : the day the American Revolution began

by Brown Don


A nonfiction master brings the start of the American Revolution to life.
A 26-year-old King George II found himself in financial turmoil after crushing the French, Austrians, and Spanish in battle. Luckily money was no object since he could easily get it back by raising taxes on his American colonies...but what King George didn't realize was the colonies were beginning to have a mind of their own and had started to set their sights on freedom. The cast of characters includes those we know--the famous silversmith, turned messenger, Paul Revere--and many we haven't heard of like "Flinty Whittemore," a 78-year-old who fought off the British with a musket, two pistols, a sword, was bayoneted 14 times and still lived another 18 years to brag about it. Detailed, yet accessible, Don Brown's award winning nonfiction style brilliantly comes to life in this fascinating account of the start of the American Revolution.

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Copyright year 2008
ISBN-13 9781596432215
ISBN-10 1596432217
Class Copyright
Publisher Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 64
Shelf No. JQ464
Grade Range 1 - 5
Ages 6 - 10
Lexile 970L