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Title:
I survived the American Revolution, 1776
Author:
Tarshis, Lauren, author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, [2017]

©2017
Physical Description:
118 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Summary:
The battlefield was soaked in blood. Screams of injured soldiers rang through the air. Eleven-year-old Nathaniel Knox knelt behind a rock, his gun clutched in his shaking hands. Nate had been heading to New York City to find his father. But now he was trapped in a terrible gunfight between American and British troops. -- But King George was like a snake with America gripped in his fangs - and he didn't want to let go. So now it was war - brutal, bloody war. And America was being crushed by the mighty British army. Thousands of American troops were either dead or dying in filthy British prison ships. General George Washington's army was in tatters. All Nate wanted was to find his father ... and to get out of here alive.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
4.

3rd - 5th.
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ISBN:
9780545919746

9780545919739
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Book

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Summary

Hundreds of American soldiers were already dead. Battlefields in Massachusetts and New York were soaked in the blood of American patriots. And 11-year-old Nathaniel Knox was in the midst of it all, trapped in a swamp and fighting for his life.

The air was thick with smoke and gunpowder. Bleeding soldiers screamed in agony. Through the trees, Nate saw the line of British redcoat soldiers - at least 100 men. Their blood-colored uniforms seemed to glow in the smoky haze. Gunfire blasted all around him. Nate knelt behind a rock, gripping his gun with shaking hands.

The American Revolution had started as a glorious struggle for freedom. America was determined to tear itself away from England, out of the grips of King George III. The thirteen American colonies would become a brand new country: The United States of America!

But King George was like a snake with America gripped in his fangs - and he didn't want to let go.

So now it was war - brutal, bloody war.


Author Notes

Lauren Tarshis was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is the author of Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree, Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love, and the I Survived series. She is also an editorial director for language arts at Scholastic, the editor of Storyworks magazine, and oversees Scope magazine. Her title, I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii 79 A. D. made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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British soldiers were everywhere. There was no escape. Nathaniel Fox never imagined he'd find himself in the middle of a blood-soaked battlefield, fighting for his life. He was only eleven years old! He'd barely paid attention to the troubles between America and England. How could he, while being worked to the bone by his cruel uncle, Uriah Storch? But when his uncle's rage forces him to flee the only home he knows, Nate is suddenly propelled toward a thrilling and dangerous journey into the heart of the Revolutionary War. He finds himself in New York City on the brink of what will be the biggest battle yet. Excerpted from The American Revolution, 1776 by Lauren Tarshis All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.