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And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? Hardcover – October 22, 1973

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About the Author

Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China where she lived until the age of thirteen. She tells her story in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book.
     Ms Fritz is the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people.
     Among the prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: a medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture, a Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, an American Book Award, a Christopher Award, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice Awards. 
 

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 4
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam and Grosset (October 22, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399233377
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399233371
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,681,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The question I am most often asked," Jean Fritz says, "is how do I find my ideas? The answer is: I don't. Ideas find me. A character in history will suddenly step right out of the past and demand a book. Generally people don't bother to speak to me unless there's a good chance that I'll take them on." Throughout almost four decades of writing about history, Jean Fritz has taken on plenty of people, starting with George Washington in The Cabin Faced West (1958). Since then, her refreshingly informal historical biographies for children have been widely acclaimed as "unconventional," "good-humored," "witty," "irrepressible," and "extraordinary."In her role as biographer, Jean Fritz attempts to uncover the adventures and personalities behind each character she researches. "Once my character and I have reached an understanding," she explains, "then I begin the detective work--reading old books, old letters, old newspapers, and visiting the places where my subject lived. Often I turn up surprises and of course I pass these on." It is her penchant for making distant historical figures seem real that brings the characters to life and makes the biographies entertaining, informative, and filled with natural child appeal.An original and lively thinker, as well as an inspiration to children and adults, Jean Fritz is undeniably a master of her craft. She was awarded the Regina Medal by the Catholic Library Association, presented with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award by the American Library Association for her "substantial and lasting contribution to children's literature," and honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature, which was presented by the New York State Library Association for her body of work.

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
The story of Paul Revere is simply written by Fritz. Aftereach account she writes, "And then what happened? This patternthroughout the book makes the book easy to read, as you always know what the next section will be about. The information provided about Paul Revere is authentic. Young readers would find the information appealing. Not only does Fritz give authentic accounts of Revere's ride through Boston, Concord and Lexington, but she adds specific details to each. For example, she tells of how Revere and Adams had to return to a tavern in Lexington to get a trunk of important papers Adams had left, and how they walked right through the American lines in the process. While the actual text is informative yet light-hearted and easy to read, the illustrations provide essential support. This adds to the simplicity of the book. Included at the end of the story is an author's note on historical facts contained within the story that were not completely developed in the text. Fritz in her notes adds to the events so that the reader gets a true account of history. Overall, this book is an appealing, authentic, and easy to read account of Paul Revere's life, perfect for the middle school child!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Julia Shpak on November 21, 2010
Format: Paperback
"And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?" is an unconventional and good-humored recounting of Paul Revere's life. The little known details about his life and "adventures" add fun and interest to otherwise dry account of historical events. Did you know that Paul Revere whittled false teeth out of hippopotamus tusk to make extra money, had sixteen children, or that he forgot spurs on his famous ride? As the book repeats throughout its pages : "Sometimes on his missions things went just right. ...Sometimes things went poorly."

The vocabulary and writing style is very age appropriate - light conversational style with complex and simple sentences plus a touch of subtle humor. The repetitive pattern makes reading easier and more memorizing for younger readers. After each account Jean Fritz writes: "And then what happened?"

Margot Tomes' illustrations are detailed, informative, and often funny. With this book reader will get not only an entertaining read but some historical knowledge about Revolutionary America as well.

Julia Shpak
Author of "Power of Plentiful Wisdom". Available on Amazon.
For more reviews on children's books visit my blog at: ForwardQuoteDOTcom
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James Charnock on December 24, 2008
Format: Paperback
After all, Paul was only human. Read about his mistakes and his successes during the Revolutionary War time. For example, did you know he didn't even finish his big "midnight ride"? Even forgot his riding spurs. Of course, to be fair, he did ride as far as he did by outsmarting the English soldiers.

All in all, Paul did a pretty good job, but nobody's perfect.

(story biography: Revolutionary War; intermediate grades)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Darlene on December 29, 2012
Format: Paperback
I read this biography aloud to my children. It is recommended for ages 8-11, but even my 4 year-old enjoyed it.

Fritz presents factual information in such a way that it is entertaining and fun! We enjoyed learning more about Revere's involvement with the Sons of Liberty and, of course, all the details surrounding his famous ride to Lexington.

We loved this biography, and we plan to read more of Fritz's biographical series! This book makes a great complement to your American history studies!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Diane D. Veenstra on May 14, 2008
Format: Paperback
The students enjoyed the story, illustrations, and humor. They also enjoyed the "What happened next?" opportunity to make predictions and get instant feedback. I had activities to go along with the book and I enjoyed how nicely they tied in.
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Jean Fritz offers a wonderful contribution to the enjoyment of American history with And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? As in the author's other history books for young readers, the story and participants are brought to life with accuracy and vibrant humor that few other writers could match. If you want to stimulate your student's love of learning history, Jean Fritz's book is highly recommended!!
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This is a great companion book for younger readers to David Hackett Fischer's "Paul Revere's Ride". I give it away to home schoolers and ask that the book be passed around from home to home. Children who read it sign inside the front cover. It teaches children about the courage and dedication of our forefathers. There are still patriots in our country. They walk among us.
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I don't often review the books that I am listing w/ Amazon, but I did read this one and thought that this was an informative, interesting book, w/ facts many probably don't know about. It balances both the victories and hardships of Revere's life. Well written!
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