Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak

Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak by Kay Winters, illustrated by Larry Day
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.

1 comment:

Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst said...

...children will enjoy following his route and sharing his reactions to the varied scenes he observes...