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Let It Begin Here!: April 19, 1775: The Day the American Revolution Began

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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 th
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published December 9th 2008 by Roaring Brook Press
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Jan 27, 2012 Penny rated it really liked it
Shelves: children, history
This book is a pretty comprehensive view of the first battles of the American Revolution. The information includes several quotes from people who were actually there, which gives it a unique touch in comparison to some of the other stories my daughter and I have shared.

What I liked most about this book was the attention to detail that went far beyond the standard Lexington and Concord story. It covered the entire trip all the way back to the British soldiers returning to safety. It covers many d
Jan 10, 2016 Madissen rated it really liked it
it was good because it taught a lot of things
Jun 20, 2014 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 25, 2008 Roxanne Hsu Feldman rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, 1-3grade
The "first day" of the Revolutionary War is well documented with fast paced brief narrative and many effective full color (watercolors?) illustrations. This is in the same format as Don Brown's other book, All Stations Distress!" from the same series(?) but is slightly with less focus due to the scattered nature of the day's event. Still a solid history text for the beginning readers set.
Feb 20, 2009 Peg rated it really liked it
Another solid look at history by Brown. Teachers are going to love it; I'm looking forward to using it as a read-aloud when our 4th grade gets to the revolution!
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Jun 13, 2011 Robin Stansel rated it it was amazing
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Rare history book for children; many quotations, acknowledgment that history is full of unanswered questions, focus on several individuals.
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Feb 17, 2009 The Library Lady rated it it was ok
Adequate but flat. Unexciting text and unexciting art.
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Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and his delicate watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. School Library Journal has called him "a current pac
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