Forbes elaborated on this theme . . . when she expressed how the attack on
Pearl Harbor forced modern boys to face losses and hard decisions like those
confronted by boys in the eighteenth century.
Boston and learned the trade of silver-smith.His oldest son was the Paul Revere
who became the famous Son of Liberty,
exquisite silversmith, soldier, dentist,
and lithographer, but most importantly,
devoted patriot. America’s Paul Revere
is suitable reading for the middle reader and will acquaint students with the
gripping drama of the early days of the
Revolution. Younger readers will enjoy
Ted Rand’s beautifully illustrated Paul
Revere’s Ride by Longfellow.
Lynd Ward also illustrated Ameri-
ca’s Ethan Allen by Stewart Holbrook,
which won a Caldecott Honor in 1950.
This book relates the history of the in-
trepid Ethan Allen and his Green Moun-
tain Boys and the tremendous part they
played in the colonies’ struggle for inde-
pendence. Shortly after the Minutemen
fired on the Redcoats at Lexington, Al-
len and his backwoods troops were giv-
en the commission to take Fort Ticon-
deroga—a strong British post on Lake
Champlain. Allen’s wily and courageous
men had no trouble overpowering the
forces there. When the British Lieuten-
ant in charge of Ticonderoga asked by
whose authority Allen dared to take the
fort, Allen replied with these immortal
words: “In the name of the Great Jeho-
vah and the Continental Congress!”
Ethan Allen’s passion for liberty, his
fearless pursuit of colonial rights, and
the tender devotion and loyalty he in-
spired in his Green Mountain Boys is a
timeless tale of America’s early years.
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