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Longfellow's tribute to the famous revolutionary hero begins with the stirring cadence that American schoolchildren have committed to memory for over a century. Now illustrator Ted Rand brings these vivid and beautiful lines to life as dramatically as the poet's immortal message inspires. "The clatter of hooves seems to echo in Rand's evocative paintings of that famed midnight ride...." --Kirkus reviews

Synopsis:

Longfellow's tribute to the famous revolutionary hero begins with a stirring cadence that American school children have committed to memory for over a century. Now illustrator Ted Rand brings these vivid and beautiful lines to life with rich, luminous paintings that are as dramatic as the poet's immortal message.

About the Author

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was the most popular and admired American poet of the nineteenth century. Born in Portland, Maine, and educated at Bowdoin College, Longfellow's ambition was always to become a writer; but until mid-life his first profession was the teaching rather than the production of literature, at his alma mater (1829-35) and then at Harvard (1836-54). His teaching career was punctuated by two extended study-tours of Europe, during which Longfellow made himself fluent in all the major Romance and Germanic languages. Thanks to a fortunate marriage and the growing popularity of his work, from his mid-thirties onwards Longfellow, ensconced in a comfortable Cambridge mansion, was able to devote an increasingly large fraction of his energies to the long narrative historical and mythic poems that made him a household word, especially Evangeline (1847), The Song of Hiawatha (1855), The Courtship of Miles Standish (1858), and Tales of a Wayside Inn (1863, 1872, 1873). Versatile as well as prolific, Longfellow also won fame as a writer of short ballads and lyrics, and experimented in the essay, the short story, the novel, and the verse drama. Taken as a whole, Longfellow's writings show a breadth of literary learning, an understanding of western languages and cultures, unmatched by any American writer of his time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140556124
Author:
Rand, Ted
Author:
Rand, Ted
Author:
Winters, Kay
Author:
Day, Larry
Publisher:
Puffin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Historical - United States - Colonial
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
U. s.
Subject:
Narrative poetry
Subject:
Lexington, battle of, 1775
Subject:
Lexington, Battle of, Lexington, Mass., 1775
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
I-350-B
Publication Date:
20150310
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
05-08

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