The Many Rides of Paul Revere

By James Cross Giblin
(Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780439572903, 85pp.)

Publication Date: October 2007

List Price: $17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.
Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.

Go


Description

Paul Revere is commonly remembered in the Longfellow legend of his Midnight Ride before the 1775 Battles of Lexington and Concord. In this bright, informative biography, Giblin follows Revere's life from his humble beginnings as a French immigrant's son to his work as a silversmith and a horse messenger amid the mounting pressures of revolution. In precise, accessible prose, Giblin chronicles Revere's daring acts -- both the famous and the overlooked. Along the way, he portrays a brave, compassionate, multitalented American patriot.

Paul Revere had a wide range of activities: Besides being a rider for the Revolution, he was a famed silversmith, engraved cartoons and paper money, and practiced dentistry. He was an early American manufacturer, and his silver business is still thriving today. Connections to contemporary times can be drawn from his being the son of a French immigrant, and from his activities in the American insurgency against Britain in the Revolution.

James Cross Giblin's major awards include:

Sibert Medal

15 ALA Notables

4 Best Books for Young Adults

5 Orbis Pictus Honors

2 Boston Globe/Horn Book Honors for Nonfiction

Washington Post Body of Work Award

National Book Award

3 Golden Kite Awards

2 Ohio State Awards




About the Author
James Cross Giblin is the author of more than 20 critically acclaimed books for young people. One of his recent books for Clarion, "The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler, "received the Robert F. Sibert Award for Informational Books. Mr. Giblin lives in New York City.
Indie Bookstore Finder
EBbooks and EReaders
Find great gifts: Signed books
Link to IndieBound






Update Profile