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Liberty!: How the Revolutionary War Began (Landmark Books) (edition 2002)

by Lucille Recht Penner

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Title:Liberty!: How the Revolutionary War Began (Landmark Books)
Authors:Lucille Recht Penner
Info:Random House Books for Young Readers (2002), Paperback, 48 pages
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Nicely written non-fiction children's picture book about the start of the American Revolution. Details events leading up to the Declaration of Independence and historic figures and places important to this point in history. Well illustrated with sidenotes to provide extra detail or pose questions to initiate discussion. ( )
  BrennonJ | Jan 17, 2013 |
A pictorial history of the American Revolution. Contains index.
  hgcslibrary | Nov 29, 2009 |
This book is part of our curriculum and at first I wasn't going to read it as usually children's books on this topic are extremely patriotic and unusable by any other than Americans. As a Canadian, I started to read a bit myself first and was pleased with the text so I did read it to the 8yo after all. A very balanced overview is given of how the revolution began, was fought and won. The book tells the story from an almost unbiased opinion and I read straight from the text, for the most part. The tarring and feathering of Loyalists was even mentioned and I did not feel the need to add any 'extra' Canadian content except for minor instances to remind the 8yo that the British were not the bad guys but were us, Canada at the time. And of course, I'm balancing the material by reading from a Canadian history book as well.

So, very pleased with the presentation of the facts and the bold illustrations. Each chapter is presented in a two page profusely illustrated spread. The text is interesting and engaging. My son enjoyed it every time I got the book out, as we read it over a period of a few weeks. Americans will definitely be pleased with book and those from other countries will certainly be able to use the book to learn US history without the over-emphatic patriotism often present in these types of children's books. ( )
  ElizaJane | Feb 10, 2009 |
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Tells the story of the days leading up to America's fight for freedom. The document that came out of this time, the Declaration of Independence, affirms the rights and liberties we cherish today.

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