The American Revolution

  • Johnny Tremain

    Johnny Tremain
    Johnny Tremain, a young apprentice silversmith, is caught up in the danger and excitement of 1775 Boston, just before the Revolutionary War. But even more gripping than living through the drama of Revolutionary Boston is the important discovery Johnny makes in his own life. By: Esther Forbes
  • Paul Revere's Ride

    Paul Revere's Ride
    Longfellow's classic tribute to the famous revolutionary hero is brought to vivid life by luminous paintings that follow the journey of a daring man riding on horseback under the full moon. By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Guns For General Washington

    Guns For General Washington
    Seymour Reit re-creates the true story of Will Knox, a nineteen-year-old boy who undertook the daring and dangerous task of transporting 183 cannons from New York’s Fort Ticonderoga to Boston--in the dead of winter--to help George Washington win an important battle. By Seymour Reit
  • When Washington Crossed the Delaware

    When Washington Crossed the Delaware
    Lynne Cheney tells the dramatic story of the military campaign that began on Christmas night in 1776. When Washington Crossed the Delaware will teach the young about the heroism, persistence, and patriotism of those who came before them. By Lynne Cheney and Peter Fiore
  • The American Revolution

    The American Revolution
    In the American colonies of the 1770s, people were fed up with British laws. Local farmers and tradesmen secretly formed a militia. In 1775, when the British marched into Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, the Americans were ready. From that first battle to the final showdown at Yorktown, the Americans fought against tremendous odds. George Washington’s ragged army fought for–and won–the freedom and independence we cherish to this day. By Bruce Bliven Jr.
  • Our Independence and the Constitution

    Our Independence and the Constitution
    Portrays the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the formation of the Constitution through the eyes of one Philadelphia family. By Dorothy Canfield FIsher
  • Sunrise over the Harbor: A Story about the Meaning of Independence Day

    A story about the writing of the "Star Spangled Banner." The setting is Baltimore harbor aboard a prisoner exchange vessel as the British begin their attack on Fort McHenry. Nathan Dunn, a young cabin boy and budding artist, is introduced to Francis Scott Key, who has arrived on board. Together they watch through the night as the battle rages. As morning breaks and it is clear that Baltimore has survived the attack, Key writes a poem about his impressions. By Louise Mandrell