Home > Readers > Reading Lists > Hot Off the Press > March 2018 > Siege: How General Washington Kicked…
Siege: How General Washington Kicked the British Out of Boston and Launched a Revolution

Siege: How General Washington Kicked the British Out of Boston and Launched a Revolution

by Roxane Orgill

It is the summer of 1775. The British occupy Boston and its busy harbor, holding residents captive and keeping a strong military foothold. The threat of smallpox looms, and the town is cut off, even from food supplies. Following the battles of Lexington and Concord, Congress unanimously elects George Washington commander in chief of the American armed forces, and he is sent to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to transform the ragtag collection of volunteer militiamen into America’s first army. So far the war is nothing more than a series of intermittent skirmishes, but Washington is in constant fear of attack — until he takes the offensive with results that surprise everyone, the British most of all. Roxane Orgill uses verse to zoom in on the siege of Boston that launched the war to defeat the British, giving voice to privates and generals, their wives and city residents. to tell a story that is usually overlooked in Revolutionary War history. Back matter includes source notes, a glossary, and a bibliography.


Ages: 10-Up
ISBN: 9780763688516
Price: $17.99
Published by: Candlewick Press

More

  • Archival Quality
  • Maker Lab: Outdoors
  • Freefall Summer
  • Tulsa Burning
  • Dog Days of History: The Incredible Story of Our Best Friends
  • Lucky Enough
  • Breaking News: Alien Alert
  • 806: A Novel
  • Leaf Litter Critters
  • The Price Guide to the Occult
  • A Round of Robins
  • The Boo-Boos that Changed the World
  • The Great Chicken Escape
  • Baxter and Danny Stand Up to Bullying
  • King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth
  • Honey
  • Siege: How General Washington Kicked the British Out of Boston and Launched a Revolution
  • Big Brave Bold Sergio
  • The Making of America: Andrew Jackson
  • Just Fly Away
Back to Top