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Paul Revere's Ride Paperback – March 1, 1996
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Ted Rand--well-loved illustrator of The Hullabaloo ABC, Mailing May, Knots on a Counting Rope, and many other critically acclaimed titles--masters the mood and movement of the famous midnight ride, and children will love the power and drama of this historic American event. (Great read-aloud, ages 4 to 8) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The courageous patriotism exemplified by Revere makes him an admirable hero, especially for young boys. Ted Rand's illustrated version of Longfellow's work visually represents the suspense and danger of the night, allowing young readers to experience the story before they have fully grown into the poem. The dramatic scenes work well with the rhythmic action of the poem, and while turning the pages one can almost hear the horse's hooves pounding the road as Revere rides on and on.
The book contains a brief historical afterword which helps contextualize Revere's ride in the events of the Revolution, and inquisitive readers can also explore the online Paul Revere Heritage Project or the website of the Paul Revere House.
"Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,..."
and this book is a wonderful introduction to the full poem for the next generation. There are vibrant illustrations which are not only attractive but really draw you into the mood of the story. The beginning and end of the book have a map charting out his ride, so that you can follow along visually. Finally, at the end, there is background information about the events that prompted this ride and the end result of it.
I read this book with my 7 yo and 5 yo. First, I gave a very brief 15-second background explanation, and it helped that they had a very basic knowledge of the Revolutionary War and are used to me reading to them more advanced books. Then I read the poem, with them looking at the pictures, only rarely stopping to explain a particular word, and then went through the explanation at the end. They enjoyed it, and were drawn into the poem. Even though the words are complex, if read well, and with the accompaniment of the pictures and basic background understanding, it can be engaging to the younger set. I expect they will get more from it as they get older, and I plan to be reading this book with my children at least once a year as part of our homeschooling. Definitely would recommend this book for the elementary-aged set, and I will probably give it as a gift to my nieces and nephews in the future.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although the language was tricky for my younger kids (4-6 yes old), we loved this book when their dad brought it back from a trip to Boston, and loved it even more when we took it... Read morePublished 29 days ago by BMmussman
This was a great book for my 4th graders. We were doing a unit on narrative poetry, and this was a great mentor text. The kids loved it!Published 4 months ago by NogV
I enjoyed reading this story of an historical event during the U.S.revolutionary war. There were no cell phones then for communicating. The artwork in this book is extraordinary.Published 9 months ago by Catherine Hagerup
Beautifully illustrated. Gave me chills as I read it to my children, and the loved it.Published 11 months ago by MJB
I purchased 2 copies of this book for my friends children. I was impressed with the illustrations in the book, and that it's the original story from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Stephanie
This Kindle edition DOES NOT contain illustrations as advertised. It is nowhere near the 46 pages indicated. Read morePublished 13 months ago by BertandTam