Colonial voices : hear them speak

by Winters, Kay.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 7 copies
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj E215.7.W63 2008
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  qj E215.7.W63 2008
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Non Fiction J 973.3 WINTERS
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Children Non Fiction
 
Call Number  J 973.3 WINTERS
 
 
Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Non-Fiction J 973.3 WINTERS 2008 CRAFTON 6/08
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile - Non-Fiction
 
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 973.3115 Win
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 973.3 W73
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 973.3 WIN 2008
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Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
 
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Summary
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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Winters, who so successfully captured the common folk in Voices of Egypt (2005), offers an even more layered and textured group of voices here. It's December 16, 1773, and Boston is about to explode. The immediacy of the words draws readers in, as Ethan, an errand boy to the printer, sets off with papers to deliver to the patriots in the area. So begins a glorious introduction to the Boston Tea Party, and so much more.  Each handsome two-page spread brings forth another voice from the time as Ethan delivers his message. There's the printer, whose presses tell of British subjugation; the baker and the shoemaker, who are secret patriots; the milliner, who says, Pay the tax! Count your blessings. I prefer the King to a rabble-rousing mob!  The tavern keeper, the blacksmith's slave, the Native American basket maker, and others also have their say, until the patriots gather at the harbor and speak out for liberty. Winter's strong, moving text is supported by a thoughtful design that incorporates the look of historical papers, and rich paintings capture the individuals and their circumstances as well as what's at stake. The back matter, offering additional information on the tea party and on each speaker's profession, makes this even more useful. This does for colonial times what the 2008 Newbery Medal book, Good Masters, Sweet Ladies, does for the Middle Ages.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Boston Tea Party, Boston, Mass., 1773 -- Juvenile literature.
Boston Tea Party, 1773.
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Causes -- Juvenile literature.
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Causes.
Publisher New York :Dutton Children's Books,2008
Contributors Day, Larry, 1956-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780525478720
0525478728
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