Synopses & Reviews
What would lead someone to go out in the middle of the night and throw shiploads of tea into a harbor? The Boston Tea Party is a familiar tale, but the story leading up to it goes beyond the drama of that one night. Pamela Duncan Edwards' unique take on this event gets to the root of the story as this prelude to the Revolutionary War unfolds. Enhanced by English and colonial mice characters, Henry Cole's rich and mood-evoking illustrations bring the story to life.
Follow an errand boy through colonial Boston as he spreads word of rebellion.
It's December 16, 1773, and Boston is about to explode King George has decided to tax the colonists? tea. The Patriots have had enough. Ethan, the printer's errand boy, is running through town to deliver a message about an important meeting. As he stops along his route? at the bakery, the schoolhouse, the tavern, and more?readers learn about the occupations of colonial workers and their differing opinions about living under Britain's rule. This fascinating book is like a field trip to a living history village.
* "Winter's strong, moving text is supported by a thoughtful design that incorporates the look of historical papers, and rich paintings capture the individuals and their circumstances as well as what's at stake."--Booklist, starred review
About the Author
Kay Winter is the author of several books for children including Colonial Voices: Hear them Speak, Voices from the Oregon Trail, My Teacher for President and Did You See What I Saw? A former second-grade teacher, she strongly believes in the value of making history fin and accessible for children. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.