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“Fast-paced and accessible.” —The New York Times Book Review“Teachers will use this book in their classroom instruction as an overview of the American Revolution, and students will enjoy reading a story format as an alternative to the typical research book. It will make a wonderful addition to the elementary American history collection.” —Library Media Connection"This attractive picture book opens with an introduction to the causes of the American Revolution. George III and his advisors looked for a way to relieve the monarch’s war debt and decided to impose taxes on the American colonies....Brown keeps the information flowing easily while getting the salient points across." —STARRED, School Library Journal "...any kids who fondly recall Brown's picture books from their "younger days" will be pleased to see he hasn't left older readers adrift" —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “This book tells the story of the day the American Revolution began, including the events that led to it and Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride. The words of both American and British fighters dramatize the account.” —Learning Magazine
Don Brown’s previous books include Kid Blink Beats the World, Mack Made Movies and Across a Dark and Wild Sea. He lives on Long Island, New York.