Remember Me

When Washington Crossed the Delaware : A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots
Children's - Grade 1-2, Age 6-7 
1 v. (unpaged)  
Retail $19.99

In Cart: 0
Available: 7
School And Library
ISBN 9780689870439
Publisher Summary
Discusses how George Washington successfully led his men on a secret Christmas Eve attack across the icy Delaware to defeat the British--changing the course of the Revolutionary War, and the history of America, in the process.

"This is the story that I tell my grandchildren at Christmas. I hope that this book will bring the tradition of sharing history to families all across America."

-- Lynne Cheney

Christmas night, 1776, was a troubled time for our young country. In the six months since the Declaration of Independence had been signed, General George Washington and his troops had suffered defeat after defeat at the hands of the British. It looked as though our struggle for independence might be doomed, when Washington made a bold decision. He would lead the main body of his army across the Delaware River and launch a surprise attack on enemy forces.

Washington and his men were going against the odds. It seemed impossible that the ragtag Americans could succeed against the mightiest power in the world. But the men who started across the icy Delaware loved their country and their leader. Under his command they would turn the tide of battle and change the course of history.

Best-selling author Lynne Cheney tells the dramatic story of the military campaign that began on Christmas night in 1776. When Washington Crossed the Delaware will teach the young about the heroism, persistence, and patriotism of those who came before them.
If you like this book, here are a few more suggestions
Wheat Doll, the Butterfly Creature Features : 25 Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do Ice Bear : In the Steps of the Polar Bear Before She Was Harriet : The Story of Harriet Tubman Sybil Ludington's Midnight Ride Planets in Our Solar System Trains Feathers : Not Just for Flying More Perfect Union : The Story of Our Constitution Balloons over Broadway : The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade Planting the Wild Garden About Raptors : A Guide for Children About Hummingbirds : A Guide for Children 14 Cows for America Across the Blue Pacific : A World War II Story From Caterpillar to Butterfly Wasp Builds a Nest : See Inside a Paper Wasp's Nest and Watch It Grow John Paul Jones : The Pirate Patriot Story of Diva and Flea