Paul Revere's Ride: The Landlord's Tale

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Hardcover, 2003



Local notes

811 Lon




HarperCollins (2003), Edition: 1, 40 pages


The famous narrative poem recreating Paul Revere's midnight ride in 1775 to warn the people of the Boston countryside that the British were coming.

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Physical description

40 p.; 11 inches

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LibraryThing member NancyStorm
An epic poem long to be remembered by my generation. Many of us memorized it in elementary school and can still repeat portions of it today. I used it in the American History class i taught while student teaching at Westview HS in Beaverton in 2000. Longfellow is well-known and loved by many for
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his poetry, including myself.
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LibraryThing member ermilligan
This is an epic poem that I remember memorizing in 5th grade. The book has paintings throughout it and maps that are accurate from the time period. It is great for history.
LibraryThing member mickmyster13
This poem is a great classic that I myself don't actually remember learning in elementary school, but it is still familiar to me. The students in my fifth grade class right now are going to be learning it next week. It is a great peom about what took place in during the revolutionary war erra.
LibraryThing member dknapp
This book is a poetry book about Paul Revere's ride. It tells about how he instructed someone to hand lanterns in the bell tower to show him how the British were proceeding and how he rode from town to town spreading the news.

I found this book a little hard to follow. Maybe after reading it a few
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times I will find the pattern of flow.

This book could be used to teach poetry or to read for a historical lesson.
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LibraryThing member MesserPicks
This is another great version of Paul Revere's Ride. I really like the pictures in this book. I have another Paul Revere poetry book in my collection, but I like that this one is different.
LibraryThing member pamcclak
I loved the illustrations and layout of the book. Would be a great book to read in story time/read aloud because the images are large and easy to see. The book has historical information, but isn't to "stuffy" like many with such content. Would be great for a history lesson.
LibraryThing member BKorfel
I am always a fan of literature that makes history exciting and this book was no different. The pictures are a fresh addition to a story that many people are familiar with. Classroom use: I would use this as an enhancement to a history lesson definitely! I love overlapping content areas such as
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art, history, and reading in this case.
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LibraryThing member elgood
Book Summary: Pauls Revere's Ride tells the story of Paul Revere's ride and Americans first battle cry for independence at the start of the revolutionary war.

Content Summary: Adventure, history, Paul Revere, Poetry, awesome pictures
LibraryThing member ckarmstr1
This is a poem of a commonly known American figure and event. I enjoyed learning about Paul Revere more from this poem than I ever had in any American history class. I think this would be good to pair with a lesson on Paul Revere in a high school American history class. High school kids like poems,
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LibraryThing member edeidrich
The time honored classic poem of Paul Revere's infamous trek is presented with an illustrative style which fits with the colonial verses. Brightly colored depictions of the British attack on American colonists adds an innocent sheen to Longfellow's historically significant poem.
LibraryThing member jaelynculliford
The book is in a form of a poem from the night Paul Revere road into town to warn people that the British were coming. ITs a great way to retell the story about America's history. The poem is beautiful and you can place yourself there, waiting to hear the gunshot. Perfect book to read when learning
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about American's History.
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LibraryThing member lruano
The famous Paul Revere's Ride began in Boston on the night of April 18, 1775. Paul had a plan to warn the people that the British was coming. He had a plan with a friend to tell him if they were coming from land or boat he would warn him by lighting up lanterns.Paul is ready to go when he sees the
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signal and goes to warn the countryside people that the British are coming by sea. He shouts and lets everyone know so they can prepare for what is to come. Paul Revere's ride is an important part of our history. I really like how they were able to make a children's book about it.
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LibraryThing member mikefletch
Summary: This poem is about the night Paul Revere rode throughout the colonies warning the colonists that the British were coming. The poem tells of his journey he took that night warning everyone.

Reflection: This is one of my favorite poems. I love the description that it gives of Paul Revere's
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ride. I think this is important because it was a major event in our nation's history, and I think children should be familiar with it. I like that it is a poem because it presents the information in a more entertaining way.

Extension: For this extension, I think having the students write their own poem would be fun and enjoyable, or you could have them research a little more into the start of the Revolutionary War.
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LibraryThing member wichitafriendsschool
Trumpet Club Special Edition designed by Barbara Powderly. Includes maps of the ride, and a Historical Note.
LibraryThing member wichitafriendsschool
This edition of Longfellow's classic poem is illustrated with colored woodcuts..
LibraryThing member tuckerresearch
I read Longfellow's poem in elementary school, and had to memorize a few stanzas of it (back when rote learning wasn't denounced by the Ed.D.'s that be). It is a decent poem, as nineteenth century poems go, and stirringly patriotic, as patriotism goes. As history, it makes several mistakes. The
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appended account of the actual event by Paul Revere is interesting and engaging. Like all Applewood books, a bit of patriotism in nice, trim form.
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