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Sleds on Boston Common: A Story from the American Revolution

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ISBN13: 9780689828126
ISBN10: 0689828128
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Times were hard for the people of colonial Boston in the winter of 1774. Not only had King George III of England closed the Boston harbor to punish all those who spoke against his harsh laws, he had sent thousands of soldiers, led by their commander-in-chief General Thomas Gage, to reinforce his edicts. Large numbers of British soldiers were encamped on the Boston Common, preventing the people of Boston from using their own public space. But at least the king had not closed the schools — young Henry Price and his two brothers still had classes every day. andlt;BRandgt; It had snowed hard for three nights, but Henry's ninth birthday was clear, perfect for sled riding. To his delight, despite the hard times, he was given a beautiful new sled made by his father. Excited by the thought of sledding on the Common, which had the best hills in Boston, Henry and his brothers took their sleds to school. Their sister, Kate, met them at lunchtime with corn bread, apple jam, and her own sled. Together, they hurried to the Common — only to find that British troops had put their tents and cooking fires right in the middle of the sled runs. But Henry was determined to try his new sled. Could he find a way? andlt;BRandgt; Based on the local lore of Boston, this tale of a courageous boy gives a rich picture of colonial life at a troubled time.

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Times were hard for the people of colonial Boston in the winter of 1774. Not only had King George III of England closed the Boston harbor to punish all those who spoke against his harsh laws, he had sent thousands of soldiers, led by their commander-in-chief General Thomas Gage, to reinforce his edicts. Large numbers of British soldiers were encamped on the Boston Common, preventing the people of Boston from using their own public space. But at least the king had not closed the schools — young Henry Price and his two brothers still had classes every day.

It had snowed hard for three nights, but Henry's ninth birthday was clear, perfect for sled riding. To his delight, despite the hard times, he was given a beautiful new sled made by his father. Excited by the thought of sledding on the Common, which had the best hills in Boston, Henry and his brothers took their sleds to school. Their sister, Kate, met them at lunchtime with corn bread, apple jam, and her own sled. Together, they hurried to the Common — only to find that British troops had put their tents and cooking fires right in the middle of the sled runs. But Henry was determined to try his new sled. Could he find a way?

Based on the local lore of Boston, this tale of a courageous boy gives a rich picture of colonial life at a troubled time.

Synopsis:

In the winter of 1774, Henry Price wants to try out his new wooden sled made by his father for his ninth birthday. But there are thousands of British troops encamped on Boston Common. Can Henry find a way to try his sled? Full-color illustrations.

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Louise Borden is the author of more than a dozen fiction and nonfiction books for children and lives with her husband, Pete, in Terrace Park, Ohio.

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heliodoromoreno11, January 17, 2013 (view all comments by heliodoromoreno11)
It's awesome historical fiction I want to read it again online
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689828126
ill.:
Parker, Robert Andrew
Author:
Parker, Robert Andrew
Author:
Borden, Louise
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - United States - Colonial
Subject:
Juvenile fiction
Subject:
Boston
Subject:
Historical / United States / Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
Boston (Mass.) History.
Subject:
Historical - United States - Colonial & Revolutionary
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. Colonial and Revolutionary Periods
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
no. 98-3237
Publication Date:
September 2000
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Based on the true story oa a young boyan
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9 x 7.5 x 0.4 in 11.76 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
09-12

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Times were hard for the people of colonial Boston in the winter of 1774. Not only had King George III of England closed the Boston harbor to punish all those who spoke against his harsh laws, he had sent thousands of soldiers, led by their commander-in-chief General Thomas Gage, to reinforce his edicts. Large numbers of British soldiers were encamped on the Boston Common, preventing the people of Boston from using their own public space. But at least the king had not closed the schools — young Henry Price and his two brothers still had classes every day.

It had snowed hard for three nights, but Henry's ninth birthday was clear, perfect for sled riding. To his delight, despite the hard times, he was given a beautiful new sled made by his father. Excited by the thought of sledding on the Common, which had the best hills in Boston, Henry and his brothers took their sleds to school. Their sister, Kate, met them at lunchtime with corn bread, apple jam, and her own sled. Together, they hurried to the Common — only to find that British troops had put their tents and cooking fires right in the middle of the sled runs. But Henry was determined to try his new sled. Could he find a way?

Based on the local lore of Boston, this tale of a courageous boy gives a rich picture of colonial life at a troubled time.

"Synopsis" by , In the winter of 1774, Henry Price wants to try out his new wooden sled made by his father for his ninth birthday. But there are thousands of British troops encamped on Boston Common. Can Henry find a way to try his sled? Full-color illustrations.
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