The American Revolution from A to Z

The American Revolution from A to Z

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By (author) Laura Crawford, Illustrated by Judith Hierstein

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  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
  • Format: Hardback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 282mm x 10mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 8 September 2009
  • ISBN 10: 1589805151
  • ISBN 13: 9781589805156
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, maps

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From Lexington's famous shot heard around the world to the bravery of Lydia Darragh, who spied on British soldiers in her home, The American Revolution from A to Z brings the six-year struggle for independence to life with beautiful illustrations on every page. V's Valley Forge is about the cold winter that Washington's hungry soldiers spent there without shoes. E's England relates the legendary Stamp Act that forced colonists to pay taxes on paper products, including newspapers and playing cards.Readers are told about Deborah Samson, who disguised herself as a man and joined the army to fight for a new country. Old Glory stands for the American flag, which had thirteen red and white stripes to represent each of the original colonies. Each letter of the alphabet is accompanied by a paragraph about the revolution and contains interesting facts that will educate readers of all ages.

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Here history comes to life with the ABCs of America's fight for freedom. From B's Battles of Lexington and Concord to H's John Hancock and O's Old Glory, this alphabet book provides an exciting and interesting history of the American Revolution. The colorful pages feature Gen. George Washington and dozens of other patriots, along with the Redcoats, the United States Constitution, and the Thirteen Colonies. Readers are introduced to Mary Hays, who brought pitchers of water to exhausted, thirsty soldiers and even took over firing a cannon. Judith Hierstein's beautiful drawings take children to places such as Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, and to Quincy, Massachusetts, the home of the second United States president, John Adams. Every page is filled with detailed, lively illustrations and fun facts about the war that earned the United States its independence from England.A member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Illinois Reading Council, Laura Crawford holds a master's degree in reading from Northern Illinois University. Crawford, an elementary reading specialist, is the author of Pelican's The Pilgrims' Thanksgiving from A to Z, which Judith Hierstein also illustrated. Crawford lives in Geneva, Illinois.Judith Hierstein earned a bachelor of arts degree in art education from the University of Iowa. A former elementary-school teacher, she is the illustrator of Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House, Nathan's Hanukkah Bargain, and several titles in the Toby Belfer Series, including Toby Belfer Never Had a Christmas Tree, all published by Pelican. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.