Magic Tree House Research Guide: American Revolution

by Mary Pope Osborne

Other authorsSal Murdocca (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2004



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Random House Books for Young Readers (2004), 121 pages. $11.99 (Sept 2017).


Presents a picture of life in colonial America and reviews the causes and major events of the American Revolution.


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121 p.; 5.59 inches


0375923799 / 9780375923791



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LibraryThing member HollyBrunner
This is a great companion the the fiction book Revolutionary War on Wednesday by the same author. This is at a reading level I feel comfortable that all my students could read independently. Possibly used to tie in Literacy with the social studies study.
LibraryThing member jverke
I wish I had had this great novel when I was in grade school! Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce do a wonderful job summarizing the details before, during and after the American Revolution. The guide is written so even a seven year-old can understand the main points and important people who helped shape our country. In the back of the book it even has a timeline, tips on how to do more research (where to go, choosing materials, how to write in your own words instead of copying) and other resources with more details on the American Revolution (library, websites, museums, videos). This is fantastic because the book only skims the surface of the events and people.… (more)
LibraryThing member ashleyhill2012
This book is about how America was established beginning with the 13 colonies, the formation of the towns and lands, and their life there. It goes into the people's daily tasks, what they wore, all of the mini wars fought and documents signed. It talks about the ride of Paul Revere, weapons used, the different flags, the Declaration of Independence, and the importance of war for our freedom. It gives lots of illustrations and fun facts to help kids be able to relate to what actually happened better. This could be a great lesson plan were kids take a time period from this book, make their costume, their script, and paint a setting and then perform a mini play infront of the class about one of the important events that happened in the book. The theme of this book is war, culture, and history.… (more)
LibraryThing member VhartPowers
This book is for young elementary aged children and so I wasn't expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised. The authors were thorough. Most authors will give information on the snowballs thrown at the Brits in Boston which caused the Boston massacre, but very few will include what was in the snowballs.
Also, this book includes the other riders that were with Paul Revere and that they were able to continue their ride and warn the colonists as Paul Revere was held prisoner by the Brits.
By the time I finished I was pleasantly surprised. I would definitely recommend this book for students.
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