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And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?

By Whitney Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Adventure and humor mix with history.

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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Paul Revere review

It is very historic and learnig

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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Jean Fritz's book makes a great read-aloud text, especially for the classroom. She is at her best when she includes little-known facts that make children and adults chuckle, and kids will ask many questions about America's early history. Margot Tomes' illustrations add humor to the story but are not particularly vibrant. They succeed, however, in enhancing the mood Fritz establishes in her text.

Fritz sometimes assumes readers know more than they probably do. For instance, Fritz describes Revere's mission to Hartford, New York City, and Philadelphia without fully clarifying the purpose: She says simply that he is spreading news. Children may not come away understanding his travels or where the British were and what they did in America. Tomes does, however, include a map illustrating Revere's southward ride.

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