Victory Or Death!: Stories of the American Revolution

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HarperCollins, Apr 1, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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What was it like for George Washington and his troops as they crossed the Delaware River in a ferocious snowstorm late in the evening of Christmas Day 1776? How did sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington rally her father's militia to battle the British? What did Peter Brown do as cannon fire exploded all about him during the Battle of Bunker Hill? How did James Armistead, a slave in Virginia, spy for Lafayette and the Americans during the Revolution and win his freedom?

These are only some of the people you will read about in Victory or Death! Stories of the American Revolution. Doreen Rappaport and Joan Verniero vividly transport readers to the years of the American Revolution through the actions of real people -- some famous and others not yet known. These stories provide inspiring and riveting glimpses into the lives of people who took part in the fight for independence -- on the battlefield and off.


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“Victory or Death!” by Rappaport and Verniero is a different approach to learning about the American Revolution. This story is a compilation of several true stories of people in the revolution. Some ... Read full review

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I've already given this book to nieces and they have given me great feedback. Ms. Verniero's style is familiar from other books of hers that I own, but this is the first time I have seen this kind of ... Read full review


Peter Brown
Francis Salvador
Abigail Adams
George Washington
Sybil Ludington
Grace Growden Galloway
James Armistead
Robert Shurtliff

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About the author (2003)

Doreen Rappaport is well known for her groundbreaking approach to multicultural history and literature for young readers. Her many books include "Victory or Death: Stories of the American Revolution; We Are The Many: A Picture Book of American Indians;" and "Martin's Big Words", winner of the Jane Addams Book Award. She and her husband divide their time between New York City and a rural village in upstate New York.

Dan Elish is the insanely gifted author of many novels for both adults and children, including "The Attack of the Frozen Woodchucks", "13" (based on the Broadway musical), and "The Worldwide Dessert Contest".

When he's not busy typing furiously away on his Lap-Top (not a Gum-Top or a Hat-Top or even a Balloon-Top), you can find Dan in New York City, where he lives with his wife, Andrea, and daughter, Cassie, and son, John.

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