Sam the Minuteman by Nathaniel BenchleySam the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley

Sam the Minuteman

byNathaniel Benchley

Paperback | February 20, 1987

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"Get your gun!" Sam's father said. "The British soldiers are coming this way!" Sam's father was a Minuteman. Sam was ready in a minute.

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!

In this exciting I Can Read Book, Nathaniel Benchly recreates 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.

Nathaniel Benchley was the author of several different types of books, as well as plays, movies and magazine articles. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard College, majoring in English. Shortly after graduation, he married Marjorie Bradford, and they settled down in New York City, where he worked for several newspapers and m...
Title:Sam the MinutemanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.19 inPublished:February 20, 1987Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064441075

ISBN - 13:9780064441070

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Historical Fiction Easy Read An easy read, historical fiction. Tough to rate, somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. Good book about the American Revolution and a child's participation in it.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! This book recreates what it was like as a young boy to fight in the Battle of Lexington which marked the beginning of the American Revolution. Paul Revere is mentioned and for any young boy fascinated by war and battles from long ago... this book fills their need for adventure without any violence or inappropriate detail yet keeps them fascinated by the wonderful story.
Date published: 2000-12-01

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