Follow an errand boy through colonial Boston as he spreads word of rebellion.
It's December 16, 1773, and Boston is about to explode! King George has decided to tax the colonists' tea. The Patriots have had enough. Ethan, the printer's errand boy, is running through town to deliver a message about an important meeting. As he stops along his route at the bakery, the schoolhouse, the tavern, and more readers learn about the occupations of colonial workers and their differing opinions about living under Britain's rule. This fascinating book is like a field trip to a living history village.
* "Winter’s strong, moving text is supported by a thoughtful design that incorporates the look of historical papers, and rich paintings capture the individuals and their circumstances as well as what’s at stake."—Booklist, starred review
About the Author
Kay Winters lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Larry Day lives in Downers Grove, Illinois.
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Tornado was on top of a hill, digging underneath a willow tree. He was digging slowly at first, but then viciously, taking his anger and sadness out on the dirt
While Kay Winters' Colonial Voices provides some nice historical details, its attempt at presenting the voices of the Colonial period reads more like a contrived vehicle of those historical details than a true presentation of the people of the time. I enjoyed the history, but after reading Laura Amy Schlitz's Good Masters, Sweet Ladies---where distinct character voices blend poignancy, humor, and layers of flavor and texture into the author's overall portrait of the Middle Ages---I wanted to hear and feel the verse rather than just read through it. As an interesting means of introducing the time period, this is a great resource, but as a fun, engaging read, it leaves a little to be desired.