Sam the Minuteman (I Can Read Level 3) Paperback – Illustrated, February 20, 1987
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From the Back Cover
Father and son rushed to the village green. Other Minutemen were already there. Through the long night they waited and waited. Then, at dawn, the soldiers came!
In this exciting I Can Read Book, Nathaniel Benchly recreates what it must have been like for a young boy to fight in the Battle of Lexington. Arnold Lobel's vivid pictures give a poignant reality to the famous battle that marked the beginning of the American Revolution.
- Lexile measure : 530L
- Grade level : Preschool - 3
- Item Weight : 4 ounces
- Paperback : 64 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0064441075
- ISBN-13 : 978-0064441070
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.19 x 8.5 inches
- Reading level : 4 - 8 years
- Publisher : HarperCollins; Illustrated edition (February 20, 1987)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #114,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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He is a struggling reader; this book captured his imagination and sustained his interest while challenging him. Sam's tale is an engaging introductory American history lesson. It tells the story of the British march on Lexington and Concord, and the Minute Men's response, through the perspective of an American boy. My son could identify with Sam, who is not depicted as a great hero, yet joins his father in the Colonial resistance that was the first battle of the American Revolution. The subject matter kept my son's focus and story line was realistic (Sam's friend is wounded by the British) and appropriate for his age. It also sparked his curiosity, leading him to ask questions about the Colonial life and the Revolution.
I like the "I Can Read" system, which makes it easier to find books based on his reading competence rather than age or grade. His first time through the book was a struggle; he stumbled on just about every page. But he liked the story so much that he wants to read it again and again.
That's a perfect book by my reckoning.