Caesar Rodney's Ride: The Story of an American Patriot (Hardcover)

The Story of an American Patriot

By Jan Cheripko, Gary Lippincott (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590780657, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2004



On the afternoon of July 1, 1776, Caesar Rodney received a letter from a fellow Delaware delegate urging him to return to Philadelphia at once. The congress was on the verge of casting the vote for independence. Battling bad weather and physical handicaps, Caesar Rodney embarked on a journey that would change the course of history. Here is the dramatic story of that ride, set against the extraordinary events of July 1776, with the remarkable men who shaped them, including John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Dickinson, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, and Caesar Rodney. With exquisitely detailed watercolors by Gary Lippincott, Jan Cheripko presents the burning issues of that time, the men who fought for them, and the story of the great patriot whose breakneck ride for freedom served to ensure the birth of the United States.

About the Author

Jan Cheripko is the author of the award-winning novels "Imitate the Tiger "and "Rat, "which received a Carolyn Field Honor Award, and IRA Children's Choice Award, and a New YorkPublic Library Best Books for the Teen Age. He lives in Bethany, Pennsylvania.

Gary Lippincott has illustrated a number of books, including "The Bookstore Mouse "by Peggy Christian, and "With Love, at Christmas "by Mem Fox. He lives in Spencer, Massachusetts."