Monday, April 12, 2010
Need an entertaining, exciting and adventure-full book or two for those “hard-to-find-a-book-for” boys? Well, I would have to say, Minute Boys of Lexington and Minute Boys of Bunker Hill are great picks! Minute Boys of Lexington begins the short series and starts the reader out back in the year 1775, and Minute Boys of Bunker Hill takes them through 1777.
Following the rousing exploits of Roger Morse and his friends, your little readers will learn true History and at the same time the importance of such virtues as, the love of liberty, courage in the face of danger, fierce determination, honesty, loyalty, integrity and much more. Follow those young men as they run right into the face of battle, fight hand-to-hand with the British, rescue their friends, save the day and get into the next exciting and dangerous predicament.
This two-part series also includes a Built-In Vocabulary Glossary of some 650+ words and definitions for those knowledge-bound homeschoolers. Each word is cross-referenced to its page number so that the kids can see how it is used in the paragraph or sentence.
Excerpt from Minute Boys of Lexington:
Roger’s heart almost stopped beating…. What was this the British officers were saying? They were going to capture Samuel Adams and John Hancock and place them under military arrest! The two greatest men, politically, the colonies at that time knew!
“It must not be,” thought the boy. “I must tell Captain Parker, - everybody. Somebody must know where Mr. Adams and Mr. Hancock are stopping tonight, and warn them to seek a place of safety. And the militia and minutemen must be on guard, too, against the troop General Gage is going to send from Boston. That surprise must not be all on one side!”
With bated breath he was on the point of slipping back into the kitchen, when he felt a cold, bony hand on his collar. Wheeling about, he found himself face to face with a soldier.
Paper back, both volumes in-stock, $14.95 each