Great Battles for Boys: The American Revolution journeys into the stunning battles that pitted ragtag American colonists against the world's mightiest military force—the British Imperial Army..
From the battles of Concord and Lexington to Brandywine and Yorktown, American history leaps off the page and captures the imagination of even the most reluctant reader.
"Amazing! ... Great perspective of the American Revolution." 5 Stars Lauren
Boys will learn about the colonial tyranny of King George III, the appointment of George Washington as commander of the Continental Army, and the creation of the Declaration of Independence.
"My 9yo son had been hoping that Joe Giorello would write this book! He is already halfway through reading it and said, “It’s really good, mom.” It would be a great supplement to any American Revolution study or just a great free read or read aloud." 5 stars GT Family
In chronological order, young readers move to the front lines of the Revolutionary War's major clashes, including:
Long Island:British General Howe crushes Washington’s forces and proves the odds are definitely against the Patriot forces.
Battle of Trenton:Washington’s stunning reversal after his famous Christmas Eve “crossing the Delaware.”
Valley Forge: Starving, broke, and battle-weary, the Continental Army hunkers down in Pennsylvania for a long cold winter — and emerges as an entirely different fighting force.
Cowpens:The southern clash where Daniel Morgan’s brilliant tactics outsmart his enemy.
Yorktown:Washington’s unyielding attack that ends eight long years of suffering — and wins liberty for the colonies.
Each chapter also profiles the Revolution’s most fascinating leaders--Benedict Arnold, Lafayette, Francis Marion, Henry Knox —and discusses the era's complicated politics, including the role of colonial women and slavery.
This action-packed book will teach your son how brave men and women risked everything to defeat tyranny. He will also learn about the foundational ideals woven into the United States—such as life, liberty, and justice for all. After reading "Great Battles for Boys: The American Revolution," your son will know the true meaning of “Freedom isn’t free."