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Paperback Revolting Revolutionaries Book

ISBN: 0590122509

ISBN13: 9780590122504

Revolting Revolutionaries

(Book #5 in the America's Funny But True History Series)

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This illustrated nonfiction series is a rollicking read through the fascinating, the funny, the absolutely awesome, and the positively wacky world of American history. The American colonies have had enough of British governance, British taxes, even British tea. They've decided it's time to form a United States of America. Sounds like war . . . Revolutionary War! From battlefield to Congress, the fight is on to win independence for the 13 colonies...

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4 ratings

Excellent Book for LD Kids

I am using this book to help my LD son learn about history. I am a history buff. I love to learn and have read many books. This one is NOT off base and I see nothing in it that is untrue. This great book does not purport to be an all inclusive history of the United States, but to give small stories which you might not have heard elsewhere. It is excellent in that genre. My son and I love the stories it is very helpful to get just a flovor of the revolution and the people in it. He is able to grab onto these stories to help him remember what he has read. It does not focus on drunkeness and slaves as a previous reviewer who had only scanned the book in a cursory manner said. Really what you will find in this book are surprising small stories that will make you appreciate history more!

very well made

this book is very good.decpite the fact that im rather young im kind of i miney historain and some times i know more than adults (exaple my first grade teacher had to call on me wenever somebody asked about history.)any way i thought that this book was rather accurate she did fall for the accaisonal revulution mith .but still i think this book good teach kids stuff while still being entirtaning overall i thought it was very good.

History with some humor

I am a fifth grade teacher and thought this was a well written non-fiction book. It gave great details about the beginnings of this country and the key players. The author includes contributions made by women in history. I thought the novel was respectful with a dap of humor. The reading level would suit my class and I order each student a copy to read. I feel it is important for our young citizens to take an interest in the formation of this great nation. We need to find books that keep them interested. Elizabeth Levy's style is just right. Thank you.

A refreshing and fun history suppliment!

The person who wrote the review before mine is obviously so "Daughters of the American Revolution" conservative that (s)he's completley lost his/her sense of humor. (S)he's also completely forgotten that MOST kids are smart enough to realize when something's obviously altered for humorous purposes. This is a great series! (Some of the books are labeled "America's Horrible Histories", an offshoot of the popular "Horrible Histories" series.) Levy definitely edits the facts, but the point of this series is to take the most interesting and engaging people and events in history and reveal them for all their foibles, so that kids can develop critical thinking skills while having fun. These books work with that purpose in mind, although I wouldn't recommend teaching anything with them as the sole source of information. They pique kids' interest in history, and let them laugh.The only criticism I have is that the level of the humor (about 7th grade) is, in some cases, above the reding level (about 5th).
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