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THE MANY RIDES OF PAUL REVERE by James Cross Giblin

THE MANY RIDES OF PAUL REVERE

By James Cross Giblin

Age Range: 9 - 14

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-439-57290-3
Publisher: Scholastic

Known as “the messenger of the Revolution,” Revere carried out many rides for the cause: to the seaports near Boston to alert residents that the British might try to unload their tea; to New York and Philadelphia to win support for Boston; to the First Continental Congress; to Lexington and Concord, as memorialized in the Longfellow poem of 1860; and to New England towns urging the raising of an army. Giblin packs a lot of information about the family man, businessman and patriot into a brief, attractive volume, illustrated with photographs and archival art. Clear, informative writing and an abundance of backmatter—information on Longfellow and his poem, a time line and a thorough list of historic sites to visit—are clearly meant to involve readers in further research. Useful, too, would have been a guide to other good books for young readers. Since the story of Paul Revere and the history of the American Revolution are so entwined, a short, concise volume such as this is a great starting place for young readers. (source notes, bibliography, map, index) (Nonfiction. 9-14)