Henry and the Cannons: An Extraordinary True Story of the American Revolution

By BROWN, Don

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ISBN
978-1-59643-266-6
Publisher
Roaring Brook


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on January 1, 2013  |  Preschool to Grade 4

Gr 1–4—As the American Revolution was getting underway, George Washington knew he needed cannons to defeat the British. Unfortunately, he was camped outside British-held Boston, and the nearest big guns were 300 miles away at Fort Ticonderoga, New York. They were thought to be impossible to retrieve, until Henry Knox agreed to try. Brown employs a light touch in telling this exciting true story. Moving 120,000 pounds of artillery in winter involved dragging the pieces, sa...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2013

In Let It Begin Here! (rev. 1/09), Brown described the start of the siege of Boston in April 1775, and in this picture book he depicts how that campaign ended eleven months later. Young bookseller Henry Knox's mission to bring heavy cannon from forts on Lake Champlain provides the book with a pleasing narrative shape....Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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