Beginning in 1763 when the first rumblings of colonial protest were becoming apparent, up through the days of the fiery battles, to the end of the war with the Treaty of Paris this captivating new book traces the history of the Revolutionary War. Compelling and accurate narrative based in part on primary sources, plus period paintings and illustrations create a fascinating portrait of colonial America and help show the viewpoints of both sides of the conflict. Children will discover key players and events, as well as some of the lesser-known heroes who contributed to America's ultimate victory. Makes a great complement to core curriculum covered in school.
This series highlights specific periods and events from America's past and explains how they helped shape our country's history. Featuring lavish illustrations, period artwork, drawings, and photographs, the visual appeal alone is enough to engage young readers. The addition of carefully researched text that is both interesting and highly accessible led The American Library Association's Book List to name this series one of the ''Top Ten Nonfiction Series'' of 2004.
"Focusing on just a few major battles, Rosen views the American Revolution as a kind of civil war these titles effectively give young readers overviews of pivotal events, as well as food for thought." Booklist