The Crossing by Jim Murphy
How George Washington Saved The American Revolution

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Even children older than the targeted ages of 9–12 will love the history the story provides. The Crossing also shows many pictures, the famous one being on the cover, Washington crossing the Delaware.
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With his engaging and timeless narrative prose, two-time Newbery Honor Book author Jim Murphy tells the awe-inspiring story of George Washington's glorious fight for an independent America.

It is 1776, and George Washington and his army of rebellious American colonists are emboldened by its stunning victories over the British at Lexington and Concord. But now, the Americans face the threat of a brutal British retaliation.

George Washington, who has little experience with a threat of this magnitude, is unanimously chosen as commander in chief in hopes he can unite the colonies. Britain's army is massive and well trained. America's is small and unruly. As the British begin their invasion of New York City and its environs, George Washington isn't the only one (continued)
 

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Jim Murphy is celebrated for his engaging and carefully researched nonfiction. His more than thirty-five books have garnered two Newbery Honors, a Sibert Award, two Sibert Honors, Boston Globe–Horn Book Honors, ALA Notables, Best Books for Young Adults, and many more. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife and their two sons.
 
Published December 1, 2010 by Scholastic Press. 96 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Renee Hand Renee Hand on Apr 25 2017

Even children older than the targeted ages of 9–12 will love the history the story provides. The Crossing also shows many pictures, the famous one being on the cover, Washington crossing the Delaware.

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