Presents an account of a landmark event in American history in which a future first U.S. president emerges as a military leader while working to transform a ragtag army into an effective fighting force.
It is 1776, and George Washington and his army of rebellious American colonists are emboldened by its stunning victories over the British at Lexington and Concord. But now, the Americans face the threat of a brutal British retaliation.
George Washington, who has little experience with a threat of this magnitude, is unanimously chosen as commander in chief in hopes he can unite the colonies. Britain's army is massive and well trained. America's is small and unruly. As the British begin their invasion of New York City and its environs, George Washington isn't the only one (continued)
The two-time Newbery Honor-winning author of
how George Washington saved the American Revolution
The old fox
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The Crossing: How George Washington Saved the American Revolution by Jim Murphy.
Murphy’s attractive picture book tells the story of General Washington’s army through their defeat of the British at Trenton and Princeton. Battle maps, timeline, and websites for further reading are included.
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