The Many Rides of Paul Revere (Hardcover)

By James Cross Giblin

Scholastic Press, 9780439572903, 85pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2007



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