Where was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?

by Jean Fritz

Hardcover, 1975

Status

Available

Local notes

921 HEN

Collection

Publication

New York : Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, [1975]

Description

A brief biography of Patrick Henry tracing his progress from planter to statesman.

Physical description

47 p.; 24 cm

ISBN

0698203070069

Barcode

5509

User reviews

LibraryThing member heather_hill
This book is a historical account of Patrick Henry's life with a humorous twist. It takes the reader through the many things that Patrick Henry did, which wasn't much. He was famous, however, for his amazing public speaking abilities.

I enjoyed this book, but not as much as I've enjoyed other Jean Fritz stories. It is humorous as always, but the life of Patrick Henry is just bland, in my opinion. Margot Tomes' illustrations were adorable.

As an extension, I would have the students pick out their favorite part of the book and illustrate it. Another extension would be to create a word search of American Revolution terms that they could work on after we've began studying that section of history.
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LibraryThing member DianaHarger
This book entails a look into the life of Patrick Henry during memorable times in history. It gives humorous accounts into his life. It is set in the colonial past. On May 29th in history, something is always occuring for this character.
This book gives a good account of the characters personality. It helps me learn a little more about personal history. The illustrations were very defined and help engage oneself into the character of Patrick Henry.
Reinacting a part of this book, a most memorable part, would be an extension idea I would consider using in the classroom. Another extension would be to have students draw a scene out of this book.
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LibraryThing member Hamburgerclan
This is a cute little book recounting the life of Patrick Henry. Since it's a kid's book, it makes for light reading, but it does give a good snapshot of Henry's personality and accomplishments. (Well, at least it matches the few grown up history books I've read about the era.) What really makes the book, though, are the illustrations by Margot Tomes. Her drawings make the bold statement, "Now here is a character!" Even if you don't have kids, it's a book worth checking out for a good fifteen or twenty minutes worth of fun.
--J.
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LibraryThing member beckie05
This book looks into the life of Patrick Henry during the most memorable times in hisotry. It gives some funny accounts into his life. I think the during the colonial time. On May 29th in history, something is always happening for Henry.
This story gives a realistic account of his characyer. It made it interesting for me to learn a little more about those times. The illustrations were very detaied and helped me get more into his character.
As a class we can talk about the diffrent things that Henry went through and how it might be different now a days. Also, we can pick our favorite part in the book and act it out.
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LibraryThing member ceklepper
I thought this was a very insightful book. However, it is a little dry at times. I think it is appropriate for 5th graders because it is fairly long and dry. It can be very encouraging to students to know about someone who people did not think would amount to much but did.
LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
What an interesting man, his story told engagingly and richly. I kept sharing passages with my family. The only quibble I have is with the illustrations. The thing about old-fashioned pictures is that they reinforce the idea that the past is separate, and different, and that people were more mythological than human in 'old days.'… (more)
LibraryThing member wunderlong88
What a great way to learn about Patrick Henry! Where was he on the 29th of May? Read the book and find out! Fritz makes history come alive. Her humor and her attention to details that you never hear anywhere else make her books not to be missed! Read aloud as a family if you can.
LibraryThing member dayspring777
One of the best beginning biographies by a great author!

Pages

47

Rating

(32 ratings; 4.1)
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