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The Green Mountain Boys

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Paperback, 500 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Cherokee Publishing Company (GA) (first published 1839)
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This is one of my favorite books! I have a late 1800s edition, when it was considered "an American classic", since it was originally published in the 1830s. It's written in a style reminiscent of Fenimore Cooper, though in a much more interesting way. The characters are all very colorful.
I am rather confused why the other reviewer would say this was for young children; the editor must have totally rewritten the whole story. The only children in the book are very, very minor characters. Actually,
Kyle Callahan
Jan 24, 2008 Kyle Callahan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents with young boys
A children's tale, originally written in the 19th century and but updated for the children of the 20th...which means cutting out a TON of detail and cutting to the chase. It's a basic adventure tale, where the heroes are part of the famous Green Mountain Boys, who were, in essence, a paramilitary band of frontier farmers who did their best to terrorize first the New York rich people who claimed ownership of Vermont, and then the British, who claimed ownership of America. If you've got a child ...more
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Daniel Pierce Thompson (October 1, 1795 – June 6, 1868) was an American author and lawyer who served as Vermont Secretary of State and was New England's most famous novelist prior to Nathaniel Hawthorne.
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