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History News: Revolution

Maynard, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0763604917 / ISBN 13: 9780763604912
Published by Candlewick, U.S.A., 1999
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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THE HISTORY NEWS: REVOLUTION covers the exciting events of the American, French, Russian, and Chinese Revolutions and offers an additional two-page overview of major revolts worldwide. Bookseller Inventory # 003460

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Title: History News: Revolution

Publisher: Candlewick, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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The award-winning History News series takes readers to the frontlines of four revolutions that changed the world.

Now, in the most ambitious, news-packed title yet from the award-winning History News series, comes fascinating reports from revolutions around the world. Ride with patriot Paul Revere and watch fifty leading colonists sign the daring Declaration of Independence. Witness the storming of the Bastille by angry Parisian mobs and find out why French King Louis XVI lost his head. Get Lenin's thoughts on planning a revolution, and take a long march with Mao to a new China. THE HISTORY NEWS: REVOLUTION covers the exciting events of the American, French, Russian, and Chinese Revolutions and offers an additional two-page overview of major revolts worldwide. Presented in the highly readable format of a daily newspaper are stories about key events, fascinating features, interviews, and even advertisements—all based on fact! The latest addition to an acclaimed series brings vividly to life the greatest stories from hundreds of years of human struggle for change.

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Grade 4-8-A great contribution to a unique series, this title presents a mock retrospective of articles that appeared in the fictionalized newspaper The History News. Headlines such as "Redcoats on the Run!" and "Tsar Nicolas Abdicates" draw readers into the stories that chronicle the American, French, Russian, and Chinese Revolutions through made-up news reports of the day and interviews with key figures. Articles are short, many written tongue-in-cheek, and packed with facts and trivia; they also provide good examples for students assigned to create their own historical "documents." Maynard includes such features as an opinion poll of American colonists and an interview with the former Louis XVI. Colorful, original illustrations and reproductions, and photos of 20th-century events, make for an attractive presentation, with practical touches such as a time line and brief mentions of other uprisings, e.g., the 1819 Colombian liberation and the 1854 Australian miner revolt. Each of the four chapters ends with a "Letter from the Editor," giving a 1999 perspective on the events. The book reads as though it must have been fun to write, but does at times sound like it was written by a middle school student (it is doubtful that Jiang Kai Shek would have referred to his opponents as "clueless country bumpkins"). Despite this lack in consistency-which many kids won't even notice-it is eminently suited to serve as a supplement to history units.
Andrew Medlar, Chicago Public Library, IL
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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