Young Alexander Hamilton arrived in New York from the British West Indies as storm clouds were brewing with Britain. Then the Revolutionary War broke out and Hamilton sided with his new country, fighting courageously and becoming General Washington's most valuable aide-de-camp. Hamilton, with his brilliant mind, was there with Washington, Franklin, Madison and the other Founding Fathers when the Constitution was written; he authored most of the persuasive Federalist Papers; and he was the first secretary of the treasury, once again at Washington's side as the country struggled to become a unified and independent nation. Hamilton may be best known for his duel with Aaron Burr, but Fritz gives young readers the complete picture of this complex man who was honorable, ambitious and fiercely loyal to his adopted country, even when his enemies attacked him as an "outsider." Fritz's talent for bringing historical figures to life is at its best with Hamilton, whose life reads like an adventure story during this extraordinary time in the country's beginnings.
In this book you will follow the exciting journeys and learn about the discoveries made by such explorers as: Prince Henry the Navigator, Bartholomew Diaz, Vasco da Gama, Pedro Alvares Cabral.
The wisdom of peace and the absurdity of fighting are demonstrated in seventeen stories and poems by outstanding authors of today such as Jean Fritz, Milton Meltzer, and Nancy Willard.
Brady has never been trusted with secrets, until now. When he discovers an Underground Railroad station near his family's farm, he is forced to make his own decision about the slavery controversy. Whatever his decision may be, he knows that this is one secret that must be kept
Recounts St. Brendan's life and voyage to North America long before the Vikings arrived.
The inspiring private life of Theodore Roosevelt before his presidency.
Today's preeminent biographer for young people brings to life our colorful 26th president. Conservationist, hunter, family man, and politician, Teddy Roosevelt commanded the respect and admiration of many who marveled at his energy, drive and achievements. An ALA Notable Book. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.
Today's preeminent biographer for young people brings to life our colorful twenty-sixth president. Conservationist, hunter, family man, politician, Teddy Roosevelt commanded the respect and admiration of many who marveled at his energy, drive, and achievements. -- "An outstanding portrait of one of America's favorite characters that should have a place in all children's collections". -- School Library Journal, starred review, -- "This colorful, idiosyncratic President, long a biographer's favorite, has never been portrayed with more beguiling wit, precision, and honesty. An excellent book".
Ann Hamilton lives a lonely and busy pioneer life. But one day, a stranger shows up who changes the dull, hardships of Ann's everyday life.
Ann Hamilton's family has moved to the western frontier of Pennsylvania, and she misses her old home in Gettysburg. There are no girls her age on Hamilton Hill, and life is hard. But when the Hamiltons survive a terrible storm and receive a surprise visit from George Washington, Ann realizes that pioneer life is exciting and special. .
A biography of George the Third, King of Great Britain, at the time of the American Revolution.
A collective biography, the story of a group friends and enemies in Massachusetts before, during and after the American Revolution.
"An intriguing fusion of autobiography, history, and travelogue ... a personal, and finally, moving book. It is also a vivid portrait of a developing nation and a reminder that history is people who live through events and then go on".--Booklist.
Describes the events of the 6,000 mile march undertaken by Mao Zedong and his Communist followers as they retreated before the forces of Chiang Kai-shek.
Pocahontas is a young girl in an Indian tribe who is caught between the tensions of the Indian culture and the culture of the white settlers.
Pocahontas was the special favorite of her father, the great chief Pawhatan. And when the English settlers came to Virginia, she became a "sister" to Captain John Smith, who was "adopted" into her tribe. She was permitted to move freely between the Indian and white worlds, and her life seemed perfect. But soon there was trouble. Pocahontas was kidnapped by the settlers, who forced her to live like a white woman. She yearned for her father to meet the colonists' demands so all would be well again. But before Pocahontas made peace, she would be asked to turn her back on everything she loved-and to leave her Indian world behind forever. Highly acclaimed and winner of multiple awards, this book is recommended for Grades 4 and up.
"Events rapidly transpiring in Salem, Massachusetts in 1774-1775 force 14-year-old Daniel West to re-examine his loyalties, and finally, to change from Tory to Whig".--School Library Journal
George Washington Allen, a boy who never gives up until he finds out what he wants to know, is determined to learn all there is to know about his namesake.
This biography introduces young readers to the mother of George Washington--showing him in a more human light.
Skillfully placing events within the context of history, Fritz draws young readers behind the scenes, into James Madison's private life, his worries for his country, his friendship with Thomas Jefferson, and his happy partnership with his wife, Dolley.
Harriet Beecher Stowe, a housewife with six children, opposed slavery with a passion. In 1852 her novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, was published and Harriet became an instant celebrity.
This is the twenty-fifth anniversary of Jean Fritz's award-winning account of her life in China, and to honor this story, it is only fitting that it be added to our prestigious line of Puffin Modern Classics. This fictionalized autobiography tells the heartwarming story of a little girl growing up in an unfamiliar place. While other girls her age were enjoying their childhood in America, Jean Fritz was in China in the midst of political unrest. Jean Fritz tells her captivating story of the difficulties of living in a unfamiliar country at such a difficult time.
Fritz's Newbery Honor-winning memoir of growing up during a turbulent time in China's history is "rich in the telling observations of sights, sounds and people."
When Stephen finds an animal lending library that lets children borrow animals, he wants a rabbit, but he is not old enough.
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