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Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?

Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?( )
Author: Fritz, Jean
Hyman, Trina Schart
Illustrator: Hyman, Trina Schart
ISBN:978-0-698-11416-6
Publication Date:Sep 1996
Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group
Imprint:Puffin Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $7.97USD $6.99
Book Description:

This lively biography, by Newbery Honor-winning author Jean Fritz, is a nice, personal look at a leader and his times.

In early America, when all the men wore ruffled shirts and rode grandly on horseback, one man refused to follow suit. He was the rebel leader Sam Adams, a plainspoken gent who scorned ruffles, refused to ride a horse, and had little regard for the King.

Book Details
Pages:48
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7 x 9 x 0.16 Inches
Book Weight:0.294 Pounds
Author Biography
Fritz, Jean (Author)
Jean Fritz was born in Hankow, China on November 16, 1915. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Wheaton College in 1937. She wrote picture books and historical fiction before focusing on historical nonfiction. Her first book, Bunny Hopewell's First Spring, was published in 1954. Her other books included And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?; Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?; Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?; Shh! We're Writing the Constitution; Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold; Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?; Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?; The Double Life of Pocahontas; and George Washington's Mother.

Homesick: My Own Story, a collection of linked narratives, traces her life from her girlhood in China to her longed-for yet uneasy passage to America. It won a National Book Award and was named a Newbery Honor Book. She received the Regina Medal by the Catholic Library Association, the National Humanities Medal, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature for her body of work. She died on May 14, 2017 at the age of 101.

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