I remember having to read And Then What Happened Paul Revere by Jean Fritz when I was in elementary school It was one of a number of books we had by Jean Fritz when I was in elementary school It was one of a number of books we had read when we were earning about Revere and his contemporaries While the book did teach me a great deal about the ife of Revere I found it s saccharine cheerfulness to be unsettling especially at times when the book is covering the number of deaths in the revere family especially those of Revere s young siblings many of whom died as children or infantsNow as an adult going back and rereading this book I found the disjoint between the serious subject matter and the almost comic book style of art unnerving History books can be interesting to children without having them always completely upbeat Paul Revere was an important historical figure but he is not a superhero Very informational but not boring My boys really Hans Dietrich Genscher liked this book Definitely will be reading others in this series And Then What Happened Paul Revere by Jean Fritz was a very good book This book described theife of Paul Revere It explained Paul Reveres child hood and family Then the book stated Paul Reveres working ife and all of the jobs that he partaked in We were even told about how Paul Revere made his historical ride warning fellow citizens that the red coats were coming This book presented very factual information The factual information presented was the about Paul Reveres midnight ride warning citizens that the red coats were coming Also the information about the Sons of Libertay breaking the crates of English tea was stated in this book I think that this book was very appealing to kids There were many illustrations that went along with the text Some of the pictures were even in color The pictures made the text very easy to understand The information presented in this book was presented in a very oragnized way The book started out with Paul Reveres childhood and ended with Paul Revere as a grandfather I think that this authors style was very clear The writting was very simple and didn t use very huge hard to understand text I think the author generated enthusiasm for the topic by how showing how Paul Revere was always moving and making the reader ponder about what he was going to do next I thought that this book was very good I ike how the book presented text in ittle sections etting students obtain a break from page to page The readers are not overwhelmed with all the text presented One thing that struck me about this book was how well the pictures went along with the text You can almost read this book by the pictures with out the text I would use And Then What Happened Paul Revere in my class to help introduce a section on the Revolutionary War Paul Revere played a crucial role in the Revolutionary War and is a part or American history I could relate this book to my ife because I am always moving and working much ike Paul Revere A simple some what conversing narrative about the Netorareshainryokousinodayuuzenpen life of Paul Revere Fun details about hisife includedAges 5 10Cleanliness the word dmn is usedLike my reviews I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too These reports give a complete break down of everything in the book so you Kfrn Hsan Olmaz ll know just how clean it is or isn t I also have Clean Guides downloadable PDFs which enable you to clean up your book before reading it Visit my website This month while the Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge has been focusing on nonfiction I decided to finally sit down and read a stack of theate Jean Fritz s books about the history of the United States In total I read 8 titles And Then What Happened Paul Revere illustrated by Margot Tomes 1973 Why Don t You Get a Horse Sam Adams illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman 1974 Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May illustrated by Margot Tomes 1975 What s the Big Idea Ben Franklin illustrated by Margot Tomes 1976 Will You Sign Here John Hancock illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman 1976 Can t You Make Them Behave King George illustrated by Tomie dePaola 1977 Where Do You Think You re Going Christopher Columbus illustrated by Margot Tomes 1980 Shh We re Writing the Constitution illustrated by Tomie dePaola 1987All of these except the Scierogenous last one are biographies of key figures in early America In each biography Fritz focuses on a representative uirk of each individual she profiles which serves as a unifying thread for the important events of that person sife For John Hancock whose signature Alchemy Its Science And Romance looms soarge on the declaration of independence this is his desire for attention and the ostentatious ways he went about trying to get it For Sam Adams it is his refusal to earn to ride a horse for Columbus his terrible sense of direction and tendency to stumble upon good fortune and for King George his blind paternalism toward the colonists even when they have made. A true American story for young readers by the Newbery Honor winning authorEveryone knows about Paul. Hy the text and illustrations work closely together for an overall effect arger than the parts Reading her books aloud just for together for an overall effect arger than the parts Reading her books aloud just for fun of it is a wonderful way to teach historyResponse to Two Professional Reviews The first review is in depth than the second I ike how it mentions that this book gives a dose of reality to what really happened in history Both of these reviews are positive The second review explains that this is a great way to teach a subject that many see and think of as dry and not interestingEvaluation of Literary Elements The pictures in this book give a nice break to the text They enhance what the words are saying in an effective way The plot is easy to follow and the words are not too hard for the targeted age group Consideration of Instructional Application I would use this book in a 4th grade classroom probably I would review biographies first and then begin reading this book with my students My esson plan would be for the students to create their own biography on someone famous Unlike my K 2 biography esson plan I would have the children research a person to do this autobiography on BiographyThis is the biography of Paul Revere and it tells about his ife from his birth until he was an old man It is very detailed explaining how his ife was before after and during the Revolutionary War It describes his younger years his marriage and family ife and the jobs that he had in order to support his family It also tells about his famous ride including the details of things that did not go so well For example Paul Revere forgot his spurs at the beginning of his ride and had to send his dog back to get them This book also gives information about the jobs that Paul Revere held after the war I thought it was particularly interesting that he made church bells and some of those bells still ring in New England todayThe illustrations were okay but I think they could have been better Even though this isn t a picture book so the illustrations aren t really meant to tell the story I feel They Wont Stop like they could have been detailed to give readers clues about what was happening I also would haveiked them to be realistic because these events really did happen so I think it would help readers if they could see realistic images of the storyOverall this book was pretty good I Daniel Reveals The Future liked the way the story was written because it was interesting even though it was mostly facts The illustrations were aittle disappointing to me I would have been happier if they were realistic and interesting I would use this book with fourth and fifth grade students when talking about the Revolutionary War or important figures in American History Fritz has created a cottage industry for herself by writing historical books in story form All the ones I have read are interesting enough to engage children while remaining historically accurate or so I assume and informative Use this one in conjunction with the famous poem The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere Note a curse of condemnation is used 1 Biography2 Paul Revere is known for his riding up and down the upper east coast of the United States spreading news or warnings in opposition of the English This book goes beyond his famous rides and talks about his family Dr Ob St Lukes Docuseries 1 life and what he did out of job as an express rider3 A Age appropriateB The Americansost a totally of 93 men at Lexington and El Maestro On Horseback later at Concord The Englishost 273 Fritz 1973 p 47 These were the statistics of the battles that started the Revolutionary War The writing style of this book seems appropriate for 4th to 6th grade How does it handle what some may say is a grim topic This book does so with much humor and Cinder The Lunar Chronicles 1 lightheartedness with the narrator speaking to the reader at times The narrator is personable and even gives thinking uestions C The book adds humor to bring a a casual take on a serious topic When Paul Revere heard that the French and Indians were attacking the border of the colonies he readied himself to join the defense at Forst William Henry p 11 What he found was not what he expected Paul spent the summer sitting around cleaning his rifle and polishing his sword And swatting flies p 12 The narrator often uses the second person to talk to the reader For example You would think that with all Paul Revere did he would make mistakes p 14 The narrator also asks the reader uestions that allow the reader to predict what will happen before turning the page Paul Revere had started out for his Big Ride without his spurs What could be done p 28 4 This is an excellent book to be used within aanguage arts class to teach predictability Teachers could also be paired up with the famous poem The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow It could also be used in a Social Studies class to talk about the Boston Tea party or the Revolutionary War. D along the way This timeless and witty book highlights ittle known facts about patriot Paul Revere.
review And Then What Happened Paul Revere? PaperstarVery clear their disdain for him In the Borderline Times last book Shh We re Writing the Constitution Fritz tells the story of the difficulties and compromises that occurred among different historical figures as the US Constitution slowly took shape In both types of books Fritz focuses heavily not just on historical events but on the personalities of the key figures who contributed to the outcomes of these events Fritz does not simply idolize these men for their greatness instead she shows both how they were ordinary stubborn foolish insufferableaughable uirky selfish etc and extraordinary No one is treated as all good or all bad but instead they are portrayed as very human For a reader Batman like me who reads books mainly for their characters I found this approach refreshing and endearing Whereas I struggle to focus onengthy informational texts that try to drill details into my memory the characters in each of these books were fascinating to me As I read in the evenings I kept saying to my husband Hey did you know and I never knew that None of these books is enough on its own to convey all the details of the discovery of America the signing of the Declaration of Independence the Revolutionary War or the drafting of the Constitution but every single one of them provides context for Independence the Revolutionary War or the drafting of the Constitution but every single one of them provides context for those events on a personal and emotional evel The straightforward facts which are included alongside the biographical details are made memorable by Fritz s engaging and humorous writing style and everything she writes about comes to ife in a way that school textbooks never couldThey would make wonderful read alouds for elementary kids who are studying colonial America but they are just as entertaining as independent reads for older readers who want a refresher Also wonderful are the illustrations for each volume There are three illustrators for these books Margot Tomes Trina Schart Hyman and Tomie dePaola Though all three artists styles suit the mood and content of the books my personal favorite is Hyman Her pictures have the most detail and in my opinion the most personality Tomes is a close second I especially Curried Cultures like the way she draws children but found that I associated dePaola too much with other books and other genres to feelike he was a good fit for this subject matter Still I think the designer for these books did a great job of keeping a consistent In Memoriam Harriet E Hatch look to the whole series that places the reader in a particular frame of mind regardless of who drew the picturesNow that I have read all of these books I understand why they were so popular in my schoolibrary during childhood and why
I Hear So Muchhear so much them in homeschooling circles I plan to use them with my kids when we study US history and I hope they will Cutting Ties Piper Anderson 2 learn toove history as I never did as a child by observing how much fun Fritz clearly had writing about it This review also appears on my blog Read at Home Mom Title And Then What Happened Paul RevereAuthor Jean FritzIllustrator Margot TomesGenre 3 5 BiographyThemes United States History Massachusetts Opening Schaums Outline Handbook Of Computer Algorithms linesentenceIn 1735 there were in Boston 42 streets 36anes 22 alleys 1000 brick homes 2000 wooden houses 12 churches 4 schools 418 horses at the Falling Completely Starling Falls 1 last count and so many dogs that aaw was passed prohibiting people from having dogs that were than 10 inches highBrief Book Summary This book describes the infamous ride of Paul Revere Although many people know the most famous parts of the story this book describes some of the Cerita Rakyat Dari Prancis 2 lesser known details of Paul sife and rideProfessional RecommendationReview 1 CLCDCarolyn Mott Ford Children s Literature The story of the ife and famous ride of Paul Revere may seem just dry history to many children but this author s approach keeps readers turning the pages to see what happens next Among the facts readers will find many fascinating stories The details of Revere s silversmith business include the making of a silver collar for a man s pet suirrel Revere was a very resourceful man and found many ways to support his growing family including the whittling of false teeth from hippopotamus tusks Sometimes Revere was forgetful and he often made mistakes nonetheless he served to warn his countrymen of the enemy s approach and for this he has been immortalized While students may think that the country s early heroes were perfect Fritz gives the reader a healthy dose of reality This book takes a good natured and humorous ook at some of his foibles and yet shows how Paul Revere persevered a fitting Americans In Paris lesson to go along with the historyProfessional RecommendationReview 2 PSU LibrariesDean SchneiderGr 2 5 As much fun and asively as on the day it was published this is one of several books Fritz wrote about the American Revolution and its colorful characters As with all of the fine informational works in this bibliograp. Revere's midnight ride But not everyone knows the harrowing details and narrow escapes that occurre.