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A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy

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Jim Murphy lets Joseph Plumb Martin speak for himself throughout the text, weaving in historical background details wherever necessary, giving voice to a teenager who was an eyewitness to the fight that set America free from the British Empire.

Synopsis:

In the summer of 1776, Joseph Plumb Martin was a fifteen-year-old Connecticut farm boy who considered himself "as warm a patriot as the best of them." He enlisted that July and stayed in the revolutionary army until hostilities ended in 1783. Martin fought under Washington, Lafayette, and Steuben. He took part in major battles in New York, Monmouth, and Yorktown. He wintered at Valley Forge and then at Morristown, considered even more severe. He wrote of his war years in a memoir that brings the American Revolution alive with telling details, drama, and a country boy's humor. Jim Murphy lets Joseph Plumb Martin speak for himself throughout the text, weaving in historical backfround details wherever necessary, giving voice to a teenager who was an eyewitness to the fight that set America free from the British Empire.

About the Author

Jim Murphy was born in Newark, New Jersey, and earned a B.A. in English from Rutgers University. From 1970 to 1977 he was the managing editor for Clarion Books. Murphy has more than twenty-five books to his credit. He is a two-time winner of both the SCBWI Golden Kite Award and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award, and earned a Newbery Honor for THE GREAT FIRE (Scholastic). His most recent title for Clarion, AN AMERICAN PLAGUE, was chosen as the National Book Award finalist, a Newbery Honor Book, the Robert F. Informational Book Award winner, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Award winner, and the James Madison Award winner. Jim Murphy lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395900192
Author:
Murphy, Jim
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
History - United States/Colonial & Revolutionary
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
Revolution, 1775-1783
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Subject:
Military - United States
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series Volume:
The American Revolut
Publication Date:
March 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Archival photographs
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.81 in 0.87 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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In the summer of 1776, Joseph Plumb Martin was a fifteen-year-old Connecticut farm boy who considered himself "as warm a patriot as the best of them." He enlisted that July and stayed in the revolutionary army until hostilities ended in 1783. Martin fought under Washington, Lafayette, and Steuben. He took part in major battles in New York, Monmouth, and Yorktown. He wintered at Valley Forge and then at Morristown, considered even more severe. He wrote of his war years in a memoir that brings the American Revolution alive with telling details, drama, and a country boy's humor. Jim Murphy lets Joseph Plumb Martin speak for himself throughout the text, weaving in historical backfround details wherever necessary, giving voice to a teenager who was an eyewitness to the fight that set America free from the British Empire.
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