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

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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)

About Jim Murphy

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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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Given this care, it is regrettable that the author does not specifically debunk the widely told story that the Hessians were easily defeated because they were hungover, though his account by no means supports it, instead portraying the Hessians as well-organized and professional.

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The Washington Post

(As when Washington rode among his retreating soldiers and called out, "Parade with us, my brave fellows!") Although the archival illustrations are less than vibrant, the book's cover reproduces Emanuel Leutze's celebrated painting "Washington Crossing the Delaware," and Murphy explains the signi...

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The Bookbag

Summary: A fittingly beautiful end to Dunmore's wonderful Ingo quartet.

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