Why Longfellow Lied The Truth About Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

9781580899338

Why Longfellow Lied The Truth About Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

  • ISBN 13:

    9781580899338

  • ISBN 10:

    1580899331

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 08/03/2021
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge

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Summary

Paul Revere's daring midnight ride made him an instant celebrity, right? Wrong! At first, no one in Boston even wanted to mention it. Jeff Lantos pulls apart Longfellow's famous poem "Paul Revere's Ride" to unravel how and why he twisted historical facts.

Do you know how historically inaccurate "Paul Revere's Ride" is? And do you know why? Author Jeff Lantos pulls apart Longfellow's poem, tells the real story about Paul Revere's historic ride, and sets the record right. Not only that, he lays out when and why Longfellow wrote his poem and explains how without it, many of us wouldn't know much about Revere at all. This is Steve Sheinkin for the younger set, complete with an American mystery and a look at two important moments in the history of our country.

A 2022 ILA Children's and Young Adults' Book Awards Honor recipient

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