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Twelve-year-old Daniel Prescott cheers when the Sons of Liberty dump English tea into Boston Harbor. Then King George sends his soldiers to take over Boston and its port. Now Daniel's home is a city under siege, in the first book in a new series about boys swept up in the fight for freedom.
You'll meet real people around the world who are the best at: * Shooting a bow and arrow with her feet * Land-skiing in titanium boots at 200 miles per hour * Juggling chainsaws * Bathing with rattlesnakes * Pulling freight trains * And much more. What will people do to be the best?
"First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen" and first in the minds of schoolchildren, who learn about George Washington as soon as they begin studying American history. From Washington's Virginia childhood, through his days as a soldier and general, to his inauguration as the first President of the brand-new United States, and into retirement, this biography captures the full breadth and achievements of his life. It covers both the personal and the private, reveals his views on everything from governmental power to the abolition of slavery, and separates fascinating truth from well-worn legend including that infamous, but false, tale about chopping down the cherry tree.
If you are tired, keep going; if you are scared, keep going, if you are hungry, keep going; if you want to taste freedom, keep going. These are the words of Harriet Tubman, called the "Moses of her people" for leading slaves northward to freedom. After successfully escaping when only in her twenties, she put herself in danger again and again in order to help other slaves achieve liberty. And when the Civil War began, this freedom fighter not only spied for the Union, but became the first American woman to plan and direct a battle. Her compelling story is beautifully told here, along with a rich store of information about slave life, the Underground Railroad, and famous abolitionists.
Fast-paced and action-packed retellings of the most important Greek and Roman myths.Ancient myths continue to have modern relevance--for thousands of years they have been the basis for plays, operas, paintings, and movies. And in these retellings from acclaimed writer and scholar Philip Freeman, classic tales from Greek and Roman mythology find new life and inspire aspiring writers, artists, and musicians. Adapted from the lengthier Oh My Gods and specially tailored to a younger audience, these irresistible stories of philandering gods, flawed heroes, and tragic lovers portray the fundamental aspects of humanity and are filled with entertaining drama and valuable insights.
The luckiest girl in the world swaps fortunes with the world's biggest loser at a masked ball. As the now-unlucky lady struggles to regain her charmed life, she must deal with increasingly ridiculous levels of misfortune.
Twelve-year-old Will wants to be a drummer in the Union army, but he's stuck far from the fighting in his sleepy hometown of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Then the Union and Confederate armies converge on Gettysburg, and suddenly Will and his family are caught up in the battle. From delivering important messages and helping the wounded to even saving a young soldier's life, Will takes readers on a firsthand trip through one of the Civil War's most significant battles.
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