Sam the minuteman

Nathaniel Benchley, 1915-1981

Book - 1969

An easy-to-read account of Sam and his father fighting as minutemen against the British in the Battle of Lexington.

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New York, HarperCollinsPublishers c1969.
Physical Description
62 p. ill. 23 cm
Main Author
Nathaniel Benchley, 1915-1981 (-)
Other Authors
Arnold Lobel (illustrator)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Sam, his father, and many others in Lexington are reluctant to take on the British soldiers, but when some of the Minutemen are killed and wounded, the rest unite in opposition

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In this exciting classic early reader, Nathaniel Benchly re-creates what it must have been like for a young boy to fight in the Battle of Lexington. Arnold Lobel's vivid pictures give a poignant reality to the famous battle that marked the beginning of the American Revolution.This is historical fiction that pulls in young readers in first and second grade, even reluctant readers. Great for home or classroom units on and discussions about colonial America and the start of the American Revolution."Benchley's expressive words and Lobel's vivid drawings portray a realistic story," Publishers Weekly wrote.Father and son rushed to the village green. Other Minutemen were already there. Through the long night they waited and waited. Then, at dawn, the soldiers came!