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Mr. Revere and I: Being an Account of Certain Episodes in the Career of Paul Revere, Esq. as Revealed by His Horse

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An account of the life of the Revere family and the activities of the Sons of Liberty as told from the point of view of Paul Revere's horse.
Hardcover, 152 pages
Published October 3rd 1988 by Turtleback Books (first published 1953)
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Qt
Fun, often humorous, and delightfully written book about Paul Revere's ride, illustrated with beautiful drawings! I don't know how much is fact and how much fiction, but it got me interested enough to try and find out.
Margaret
5/13/13 ** I didn't find much not to like. I think that the book does leave some space for discussions about who is NOT represented (women, non-white men), but the copyright is 1953! The vocab is sophisticated, but nothing that I don't see in high fantasy or other historical fiction. After reading the full book, I think that I definitely need to order multiple copies for read-aloud next year. This book would be a fabulous exemplar text for examining how a character changes throughout a novel.

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Story Revolution
It all started with the imbecile, practically sacriligeous, determination of these stubborn Colonists to defy the sacred authority of our Royal and Sovereign Majesty King George III.- Scheherazade, on her early career as a horse in His Majesty's armed forcesLawson wrote at least four books in this vein: a famous figure in American history as seen by a close animal companion (ranging from a mouse acting as advisor to a ship's cat). This is the only one of the four in which the narrator would seem...more
Erica Rhodes
This story definitely has a unique perspective. It's taken from the point of view of a horse that was formerly a member of the British Cavalry. The horse is a total loyalist at the beginning, but slowly learns what a life of freedom truly means. She's made aware of things about the British military that make her think perhaps things aren't as good as it seems, such as being lost from the military on a bet to the owner of the glue factory and having to pull cart duty until she's worn thin. She's...more
Gale
AMERICAN HISTORY--STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH!

I was surprised that this book read so quickly; it's the story of the horse that Paul Revere rode as the American Revolution was gathering momentum--culminating his famous Midnight Ride. Narrated in the first person by a purebred English horse named Scheherazade, this book recounts her philosophical coming-of-age; she gradually changes from a conceited military parade horse from the Mother Country, into a fast-thinking patriotic mare of the Colo...more
Cheryl
How is this not more famous? What a fun way to learn about some of the human stories behind the Revolutionary War, as well as some of the facts that I don't remember ever learning before.

The library copy I got is marked with the "horses" sticker but I'm not sure fans of Marguerite Henry would agree. However, they'd probably like it anyway.
Kirei
This is not nearly as charming as Lawson's other book "Ben and Me." I think the difference is that in "Ben and Me," Benjamin Franklin and the mouse were buddies who talked to each other, whereas in this book the horse never actually talks to Paul Revere. The horse just tells the story from a horse's point of view. Plus the other book was simply funnier and more interesting.

This book had a VERY high level of vocabulary. That is theoretically a good thing, except that a lot of the words were eithe...more
Jenny
While I found this interesting, I am unsure how many children would read it. It seemed to start off slowly, and the language was old fashioned. (There's nothing wrong with old fashioned language, but I think in this case it may be a deterrent to some readers.) Ultimately, I came to really like Sheherazade (Revere's horse) and it was an interesting perspective on the events leading up to the Revolutionary War. I listened to this on CD, and perhaps that contributed to my feeling that children may...more
Jo-Ann Murphy
This is a very engaging story and a pleasant way to learn a bit of history. The story of the horse draws you in as she relates the adventures of Paul Revere during the start of our country.
A Nelson
Revolutionary War era

Interesting story told from the viewpoint of a former British War Horse turned family horse of the Revere Family.
Lachelle Cooper
Historical Fiction
Ages: 12 and up
Hardback


This classic tale written by Robert Lawson who not only was an author but also an illustrator of many books use a uniqure way of drawing readers in. This story is told by a horse who was once the fastest horse in the kings army. Headed stragiht to the glue factory, the horse was saved and giving a second chance. The horse using wisdom to tell events that it experienced and played a role in the American Reveloution. Though this book didn't win and award t...more
Jael
This was a nice evening's read. I've always enjoyed Robert Lawson's quirkiness and sense of humour, both in his writing and illustrations. I can't say this is my favourite of his books that I've read, but it was a fresh way (for me, at least) to look at the Revolutionary War and understand a little better the emotions and attitudes and incidents that led up to the war and experience, after a fashion, the exhilaration of being free.

It's not an era I've done a lot of reading on. Anyone have any re...more
Shellys♥ Journal
This is the story of the events preceding the American Revolution told through the eyes of Sherry, a British born horse who will end up working with Paul Revere on his famous midnight ride.

The book is quite humorous at times, and since a horse is telling it, there are lots of other details about Boston, the British and the American colonists that make this story delightful. I am not sure the historical accuracy of some things, but overall just a fun book to cap off our Revolutionary War studies.
George
A really fun perspective of Paul Revere's role in the American Revolution.
"straight from the horses mouth"...as the jacket says. The horse goes from a die-hard Loyalist to a Colonial after being co-opted for the other side of the cause. He's a little snooty, but comes around with some lovin' and a different vantage point. The illustrations are fantastic as well. Robert Lawson fans will not be disappointed!
Ptaylor
I loved this book when I first read it almost 50 years ago. I found it online and purchased it from the Friends of the Johnson County Library, and reread it. I still love it. Robert Lawson was wonderfully creative, and his writing and illustrations are delightful. I think I may be headed towards a second childhood, but I don't mind if I get to revisit characters like Sherry, Mr. Revere's horse.
Jen Mendeck
Carina got this book from her aunts. It will be several years before she's old enough to enjoy it, but I decided to give it a read. It was pretty good. It's the story of Paul Revere from the viewpoint of his horse. It isn't heavy on historical detail, but it gets the main points. I think it will be a good read for her when she's 6 or 7.
Sylvester
I like this idea of writing about historical figures or events from the perspective of a pet, it's a lot more interesting for kids. The story was fine, not spectacular - like the illustrations. I admit to reading this book for the artwork, and the artwork is what I am giving the 3 stars.
Sara
I'm not sure if all the facts were quite accurate (i.e. I believe Paul Revere was captured by the British in Watertown and never made it to Lexington and Concord), but I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the horse's view point was fun and fresh.
Hillary
In the beginning I found this book very challenging and could not believe that fourth graders were assigned to read it. The book did improve and I ended up enjoying it. There were some parts of the book that were confusing and hard to follow.
Tracie
A wonderful read-aloud, full of exciting tales, wonderful language, and all from the perspective of Paul Revere's beloved horse, Scheheerazade (Sherry). Perfect for a read-aloud! The boys loved it--as did I!
Jessica
Scheherezade, Paul Revere's horse, tells her story from her fillyhood in England to her journey to the colonies and the part she played in the Revolutionary war. Delightful, with plenty of historical detail.
Katherine
My 9-year-old and I laughed and laughed through this book. But we also learned more about Paul Revere and the US Revolutionary War. A light-hearted look into tough times.
Josette
Loved this! Read it out loud to my children and I think Kenyon & I enjoyed it the most. I definitely want to read more books by this author. I really like his style!
Logan
Sep 17, 2011 Logan marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
WHY: I read "Ben & Me" in 4th grade and liked it and I read "Rabbit Hill" aloud to Logan and we both liked it. So this seems like it might be a winner too.
Angela
This book was really boring. I was reading it aloud to my kids and they hated it. i finished it on my own, and it never got better. At least not for me.
Alexandra
Similar to Ben and Me but from the perspective of Paul Revere's horse. Great story and great twist again. Light reading definitely worth picking up.
Pickle
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Nickie
This is a fun story as told by a horse who was British but is slowly becoming a Sons of Liberty equine.
Melanie
This is a fun story to help elementary age children learn a little more about the Revolutionary time period.
Laura
A wonderful story about Paul Revere narrated by his horse Scheherazade.
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Born in New York City, Lawson spent his early life in Montclair, New Jersey. Following high school, he studied art for three years under illustrator Howard Giles (an advocate of dynamic symmetry as conceived by Jay Hambidge) at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now Parsons School of Design), marrying fellow artist and illustrator Marie Abrams in 1922. His career as an illustrator began...more
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