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Weapons of the American Revolution

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In this title, readers will examine the weapons--large and small--used by both the Continental and British armies. The three types of cannon--guns, mortars, and howitzers--are covered, as are smaller guns such as land pattern muskets, rifles and pistols. Swords, bayonets, and knives are also examined. Continental and British naval warships are introduced.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 6
BISACS JNF025130, JNF025190, JNF024120
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Social Studies
Copyright 2013
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint ABDO & Daughters
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2013-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 9.2
Reading Counts! Quiz 60955
Reading Counts! Points 3.0
ISBN 9781617836831, 9781614808435
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 973.7
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 1030
ATOS Reading Level 6.3
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 159019
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Reviewed
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American Revolution - Library Media Connection

These richly illustrated volumes provide a brief survey of major events in the American Revolution, while dispensing with the usual introductory and concluding chapters. The vocabulary is clear and simple, with the use of action verbs and phrases that will appeal to boys who prefer to read about external action instead of discussion of intent or motive. Many of the illustrations are realistic battle action scenes that effectively support the text and will invite readers’ perusal.

American Revolution – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Events are presented in a straightforward style that still manages to convey the author’s enthusiasm for the subject. Readers are immersed in the time period; facts and figures abound. Details include battle-by-battle statistics (the number of soldiers deployed, casualties, etc.) for both the Patriots and the British. Military strategy is also discussed. Leaders and Weapons are the strongest titles. Leaders is a showcase of movers and shakers from both sides of the war, highlighting figures such as “Mad Anthony” Wayne, who while influential, receives little coverage in books for youth. Weapons covers a topic that is of great appeal to many readers. Period painting reproductions, maps, and clear photographs (many of modern-day re-enactors) make this series appealing.

Author: John Hamilton