William Henry Harrison: Young Tippecanoe

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - Antiques & Collectibles - 124 pages
Reveals how storytelling can turn dusty historical figures into friends and heroes.' - Todays Librarian ''Will appeal to many upper elementary school students during their study of the country's history. Recommended.' - Library Talk b ''A welcome, very highly recommended addition to school and community biography collections for children.' - Midwest Book Review, Children's Book watch Originally published in 1951, this biography of the childhood years of Americas ninth president, William Henry Harrison, details the boyhood adventures and character of young Tippecanoe prior to his assumption of the highest office. The story opens with young Harrisons rousing rescue of sister Sally from drowning when he was just seven, followed soon after by an account of Harrisons quick thinking as he saved his uncle from bleeding to death following an accident. The famous battle at Tippecanoe is also reviewed, as are many more events and actions that young history buffs will enjoy.
 

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Contents

The Ducking
1
The Picnic
7
The Young Doctor
15
News of a Traitor
22
The New Tutor
31
The Christmas Task
37
Berkeley in Danger
42
Tarletons Trooper
49
The Muster Day Match
64
William Henry Tries to Be a Doctor
73
The Army Calls
83
Governor and President William Henry Harrison
88
What Happened Next?
97
Fun Facts About William Henry Harrison
98
About the Author
99
Copyright

Billy Meets His Hero
57

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About the author (2010)

Peckham was a professor emeritus of history, Director of the Clements Library at the University of Michigan, and Director of the Indiana Historical Bureau.

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