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The Crossing

How George Washington Saved the American Revolution

Murphy, Jim, 1947-

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Crossing
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Baker & Taylor
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.

Scholastic
With his engaging and timeless narrative prose, two-time Newbery Honor Book author Jim Murphy tells the awe-inspiring story of George Washington's glorious fight for an independent America.

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)


Baker
& Taylor

The two-time Newbery Honor-winning author of The Great Fire presents an accessible 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.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780439691864
0439691869
Branch Call Number: J 973.33 M
Characteristics: 96 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.

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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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Feb 20, 2013
  • MATT MORGAN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a really good book. It's not just a kids' book; if you're a grown-up who, like me, basically learned that the American Revolution was Bunker Hill and Washington Crossing the Delaware, this book will fill in some gaps really nicely.

I got it for my son, and at 5 years old he's too little for it. And then I really enjoyed it and can answer a lot of his questions about GW and the Continental Army.

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Feb 20, 2013
  • MATT MORGAN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

MATT MORGAN thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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