Title: Paul ReverePaul Revere
Author: Augusta Stevenson
Illustrator: Frank Nicholas
Recommended Ags: 8-12
Star Rating: ★★★★

This biography of Paul Revere focuses mainly on Paul’s childhood – his love of ships, his escapades in school, his growth in the silversmithing trade, and his early skill as a horseman. His famous ride is only mentioned in the last chapter which takes the form of a retrospective “centennial” celebration of Paul’s ride. Part of Longfellow’s famous poem is quoted, and Paul’s bravery is extolled.

Paul and a friend go onboard a ship, even though they know they shouldn’t. They are caught and fussed at.

Puritans are described as not bring allowed to laugh, joke, or eat on the Lord’s Day.

Several young men swap tall tales.

Conclusion. Not as informative as And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?

Review © 2014 Laura Verret

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