Before Washington crossed the Delaware, Henry Knox crossed Massachusetts in winter—with 59 cannons in tow.
In 1775 in the dead of winter, a bookseller named Henry Knox dragged 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston—225 miles of lakes, forest, mountains, and few roads. It was a feat of remarkable ingenuity and determination and one of the most remarkable stories of the revolutionary war. In Henry and the Cannons the perils and adventure of his journey come to life through Don Brown's vivid and evocative artwork.
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Children's Review: Henry and the Cannons:
An Extraordinary True Story
Of the American Revolution by Don Brown. Roaring Brook, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-59643-266-6This recounting of a dramatic wartime episode revisits the era Brown spotlighted in Let It Begin Here! In the winter of 1775, the British army occupied Boston while George Washington and his troops we- Publishers Weekly
‘Henry and the Cannons,’ by Don Brown - NYTimes.com“Henry and the Cannons,” written and illustrated by Don Brown, tells the true story of a Boston bookstore owner who got involved in the American Revolutionary War.- The New York Times
Don Brown is the author and illustrator of many highly praised picture book biographies and histories for children. He lives on Long Island, New York.
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