The American Revolution from A to Z

The American Revolution from A to Z

By Laura Crawford; Judith Hierstein (Illustrator)

Pelican Publishing Company, Hardcover, 9781589805156, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 2009


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.

About the Author
LAURA CRAWFORD has been an elementary school teacher for two decades. She is also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Illinois Reading Council.

A former elementary school teacher, Judith Hierstein now teaches high school graphic and media arts. She has illustrated several children's books for Pelican including the Toby Belfer Series and The American Revolution A to Z, Nathan's Hanukkah Bargain, Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House, and The Pilgrims' Thanksgiving from A to Z. She lives in Tuscon, Arizona.