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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
An easy-to-read story about Lincoln and the famous words he spoke at Gettysburg that will make young readers feel like they are actually at Gettysburg witnessing the speech that still lives in the hearts of all Americans.
Fritz (And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?) again calls upon her informal yet informative style to spotlight a scintillating sliver of history, recounted in two related tales. Her narrative opens as the ultimate Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci, earns a commission from the duke of Milan to create a sculpture to honor the duke's father a bronze horse three times larger than life. Though this creative genius spent years on the project, he died without realizing his dream and, writes Fritz, "It was said that even on his deathbed, Leonardo wept for his horse." The author then fast-forwards to 1977: an American named Charles Dent vows to create the sculpture and make it a gift from the American people to the residents of Italy. How his goal was accomplished (alas, posthumously) makes for an intriguing tale that Fritz deftly relays. Talbott's (Forging Freedom) diverse multimedia artwork includes reproductions of da Vinci's notebooks, panoramas revealing the Renaissance in lavish detail and majestic renderings of the final equine sculpture. Talbott makes creative use of the book's format a rectangle topped by a semi-circle: the rounded space by turns becomes a window through which da Vinci views a cloud shaped like a flying horse; the domed building that was Dent's studio and gallery; and a globe depicting the route the bronze horse travels on its way from the U.S. to Italy. An inventive introduction to the Renaissance and one of its masters.
The Lost Colony of Roanoke is one of the most puzzling mysteries in America's history. In 1587, 115 colonists sailed to the new world, eager to build the brand new Cittie of Raleigh, only to disappear practically without a trace. Where did they go? What could have possibly happened?Who better to collect and share the clues than Jean Fritz and Hudson Talbott? The creators of Leonardo's Horse, an American Library Association Notable Book, again combine their masterful talents to illuminate a tragic piece of history that still fascinates Americans today.
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