A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy

A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy

by Jim Murphy

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Overview

Vivid black and white photographs and background details add to the compelling wartime memoirs of Joseph Plumb Martin, a fifteen-year-old Connecticut farm boy who enlisted in the revolutionary army in the summer of 1776. "An outstanding example of history brought to life through the experience of one individual." -- School Library Journal, starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395605233
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/28/1996
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile: 1140L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jim Murphy 's nonfiction books have received numerous awards, among them two Newbery Honors, the Sibert Medal, three Orbis Pictus awards, the Margaret A. Edwards award, the James Madison Book Award, and a National Book Award nomination. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jim lives in Maplewood, NJ, with his family. 
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"A brief history based on the privately printed memoirs of Joseph Plumb Martin, who, at the age of 15, signed up for the Connecticut state militia on July 6, 1776, and stayed with the army for the next seven years. This work offers a view of the Revolutionary War missing from most books-instead of the broad sweep of dramatic events and change, readers see the daily misery, boredom, confusion, terror, and only occasional triumph of army life. Murphy provides the best of both, the drama and the grind, appeasing readers’ fascination with war without romanticizing."

Kirkus Reviews with Pointers

"Murphy presents the life of Joseph Plumb Martin, a 15-year-old Connecticut farm boy, who enlisted in the Continental Army in 1776. . . . The book is generously illustrated with black-and-white maps and reproductions; captions present information that complements rather than repeats the text. . . . An outstanding example of history brought to life through the experience of one individual." School Library Journal, Starred

"Young readers researching the military and social history of the American Revolution will find this an excellent resource." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

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