Thursday, October 8, 2020

Review of "And Then What Happened Paul Revere?" By Jean Fritz

 Review of

And Then What Happened Paul Revere? By Jean Fritz, ISBN 0590412043

Five out of five stars

Brief biography of Revere the man

 Nearly all American school children have recited the poem that begins with, “Listen my children and you shall hear, of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.” Yet, despite his significant role throughout the American rebellion against British rule, the other aspects of his life are often not examined. This short biography of Paul Revere helps fill that gap.

While it is well known that Revere was a silversmith, less well known is that he printed money for the colonies, rode to deliver vital communications, served in the military, learned how to make cannons and helped to construct a badly needed powder mill. Revere was a very busy man and played several key roles in the American revolution that are often overlooked. His life in service to the nation was far more than the celebrated ride and from this book, young readers will learn that.

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