The Many Rides of Paul Revere

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Scholastic Press, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 85 pages
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

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This is a great book of story and fact about Paul Revere. He was such a smart man and I never knew of all his accomplishments. I have already given this book to the history teacher and told her it is ... Read full review

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I admit it -- I check out Young Adult books when I take Leo to the children's room. This is all I need to know about Paul Revere, and then some. YA biography is perfect -- interesting, lots of ... Read full review


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JAMES CROSS GIBLIN is an editor, lecturer, and the author of twenty-six books for young people. His books have won a mélange of awards and honours, including the Sibert Medal, fifteen ALA Notables, two Boston Globe/Horn Book Honors, and three Golden Kite Awards. He lives in New York City.

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