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When Washington Crossed the Delaware Hardcover – October 1, 2004
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Anyway, this is an important story for kids of any age to read and learn. I've read several books on the American Revolution and I never cease to be amazed at the courage and resolve that George Washington and his men showed during that bitter winter.
Washington's strict but caring command eventually earned him the full support and love of his men. Men who endured bitterly cold temperatures, living in wood shacks with clothing ill-suited to the extreme weather, and only trying to survive, let alone actually face the most powerful army on earth at the time.
In an age where people are only toO ready to look towards their leaders for their next handouts, it's inspiring to read about people who sacrificed so much in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
I think that this small story is one that can be told to kids of any age. From the first time to youngsters as well as serving as a reminder to even kids at the high school level. It's important for them to know the great sacrifices that these men made for their country.
What a joy to read! Thank you Mrs. Cheney!
Mrs. Cheney has a talent for distilling history into small, memorable sections; her phrases are succinct and beautifully worded, and though much of this story is one of struggle and survival in harsh weather, the feeling is one of courage and determination, and an abiding patriotism.
The square format has a painting that covers 1 ½ pages, and a quote from the Revolutionary War period and Mrs. Cheney's narration covering ½ a page.
The paper is good quality with a nice shine to it, and there is a page of the sources for the information used in the story.
The inside of the cover has a map for Washington's Crossing, the Battle of Trenton, and the Battle of Princeton.
I would have loved this book as a child, having always had a "serious side"; it is an ideal gift for a youngster who is thoughtful and has an interest in history.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book is beautiful but there is no mention of the slaves that got information for Washington or the boy slave, Jocko Graves that froze to death so that Washington could actually... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Theodor Black
Very nice book, but the story could be clearer for children. The illustrations are beautiful.Published 12 months ago by Susan Reed
THIS IA A GREAT BOOK, LYNNE DOES A GREAT JOB GETTING THE STORY OUT. I'M A FAN OF AMERICAN HISTORY AND CAN RARELY PASS UP AN HISTORICAL NOVEL, ESPECIALLY REVOLUNION AND CIVIL WAR... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jackie
I bought this to give away to a home schooled child. Any of Rush's books are better though.Published 14 months ago by Inez P. Petersen