Author: Jean Fritz
Illustrations by Margot Tomes
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group; Paperback
Period: Revolutionary War; Non-fiction
Everyone knows about Paul Revere's Big Ride to Lexington. But not everyone knows the harrowing details and narrow escapes that occured along the way. And did you know that Paul Rever forgot his spurs on his famous ride? Or that he whittled false teeth to make extra money? Or that he had really sloppy handwriting? Or that he had sixteen children?
Jean Fritz wrote many fascinating and well-researched books for children on history. Here are some of her most popular books on American history, that you will want to be sure and read:
American history picture books (for ages 9-12):
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?; Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?; George Washington's Breakfast; Shh, We're Writing the Constitution; What's the Big Idea Ben Franklin?; Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?; Where was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?; Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?; Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?; and Will You Sign Here, John Hancock.
Unforgettable Americans (for Young Adults):
Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt; Great Little Madison, Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers, Make Way for Sam Houston, and Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold
Other Titles: The Cabin Faced West, The Double Life of Pocahontas, Early Thunder, George Washington's Mother (beginning reader), and Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln (beginning reader).