Thursday, August 1, 2013
Henry and the Cannons: An Extraordinary True Story of the American Revolution
Author & Illustrator: Don Brown
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Year: 2013
Location: Knox County Public Library- Lawson McGhee
Awards: School Library Journal starred review
Summary: In winter of 1775, a bookseller named Henry Knox drags 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston. This book describes that trip in detail with simple line drawings and subtle watercolors. The story is told in a straight forward way that easily explains the amazing feat.
Classroom Ideas: A classroom study of the American Revolution or a character study on Henry. Through his actions, he shows determination and bravery.
Extras: map of the journey, bibliography