Henry and the cannons : an extraordinary true story of the American Revolution

by Brown, Don, 1949-

Format: Print Book 2013
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Before Washington crossed the Delaware, Henry Knox crossed Massachusetts in winter--with 59 cannons in tow.

In 1775 in the dead of winter, a bookseller named Henry Knox dragged 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston--225 miles of lakes, forest, mountains, and few roads. It was a feat of remarkable ingenuity and determination and one of the most remarkable stories of the revolutionary war. In Henry and the Cannons the perils and adventure of his journey come to life through Don Brown's vivid and evocative artwork.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* This handsome picture book tells of a daring engineering feat during the American Revolution. The story opens in the winter of 1775, when the British occupied Boston. Determined, patriotic, and well read in military affairs, a plump local bookseller named Henry Knox convinced General Washington that he could retrieve the cannons captured at Fort Ticonderoga, some 300 miles away. Using ropes, chains, boats, and sleds drawn by oxen and horses, Knox and his men hauled 59 cannons across icy waters and over rugged, snow-covered terrain. Nearly three months after Knox began his mission, Washington's troops moved the cannons into strategic positions on hills overlooking Boston, and the British fled. Using relatively short sentences and words, Brown tells the story simply but effectively. He makes good use of narrative panels in the illustrations, which feature a muted, wintry palette and strong, energetic black lines. While Anita Silvey and Wendell Minor's excellent Henry Knox: Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot (2010) covers the same topic, Brown's picture book makes it accessible to a somewhat younger audience. A fine introduction to a lesser-known hero of the American Revolution.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "This recounting of a dramatic wartime episode revisits the era Brown spotlighted in Let It Begin Here! In the winter of 1775, the British army occupied Boston while George Washington and his troops were relegated to the surrounding hills; the general "ached for cannons. With them, he could rain cannonballs on the British soldiers' heads and drive them from Boston." An unlikely hero emerges: Henry Knox, a bookseller who travels 300 miles to Fort Ticonderoga to acquire 59 cannons (Knox was also the subject of Anita Silvey and Wendell Minor's 2010 picture book Henry Knox: Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot). Incorporating several quotations from Knox himself, Brown's immediate account explains how Knox and his stalwart volunteers overcome hurdles on lake and land-including retrieving cannons that crash through the ice-to deliver the artillery to Boston. There, the cannons send 9,000 British soldiers fleeing, leaving behind (in an ironic twist) 250 of their own cannons. Rendered in pale browns and blues, Brown's art has a gestural quality, emphasizing atmosphere and action over detail and succinctly sketching the proceedings in a way that echoes the fluid text. Ages 5-9. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Knox, Henry, -- 1750-1806 -- Juvenile literature.
Knox, Henry, -- 1750-1806.
Military roads -- Massachusetts -- History -- 18th century -- Juvenile literature.
Military roads -- Massachusetts -- History -- 18th century.
Massachusetts -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns -- Juvenile literature.
Massachusetts -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Artillery operations -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Artillery operations -- Juvenile literature.
Massachusetts -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns.
Massachusetts -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Artillery operations.
Publisher New York :Roaring Brook Press,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 23 x 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781596432666 (hbk.)
1596432667 (hbk.)
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