Paul Revere's Midnight Ride by Stephen Krensky

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It's a cold April night in 1775.

For months now, you and your fellow colonials have been preparing for battle with the British army. You have just heard that troops have been ordered to steal your muskets and powder and to capture two important political leaders. People must be warned, but the roads are teeming with British patrols. What do you do?

Well, if you're Paul Revere, the answer is easy. You ride.

Greg Harlin's vivid illustrations capture the thrill and the danger of a country on the verge of revolution in Stephen Krensky's dramatic account of the night Paul Revere galloped into history.


About Stephen Krensky

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Stephen Krensky is the author of over seventy books for children, including How Santa Lost His Job, an ALA Notable Book. He has previously collaborated with Dean Morrissey on The Monster Trap and The Crimson Comet. Stephen Krensky lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, with his wife, Joan, and their two children. Greg Harlin is an acclaimed artist and illustrator. His books for children include "Dangerous Crossing", "Paul Revere's Midnight Ride", "Mississippi", and "Hanukkah at Valley Forge", winner of the 2007 Sydney Taylor Book Award. He has spent much of his twenty-eight working years recreating history through his paintings. His work has appeared in many national periodicals, including "National Geographic", National Park Service publications, and "Kids Discover" magazine, and has received award recognition from the Society of Illustrators and American Illustration, among other entities. Mr. Harlin lives in Annapolis, Maryland.
Published August 1, 2002 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a departure from other Paul Revere stories, Krensky (How Santa Lost His Job, 2001, etc.) tells the tale from the perspectives of Paul Revere, British General Gage, and his commander, Lord Percy.

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Moving at a brisk gallop, Krensky's (The Moon Robber) narrative recounts the eventful night of April 18, 1775, when Paul Revere rode from Boston to Concord to warn that British troops were on their way to seize the rebels' military supplies.

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