John Hancock: Independent Boy

By Kathryn Cleven Sisson
Read by Patrick Lawlor

The Young Patriots Series

2.00 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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Young Patriots Series The life of John Hancock, contemporary of Samuel Adams and Paul Revere and first person to sign the Declaration of Independence, is featured in this volume of the Young Patriots series. Detailing Hancock's early years, this work focuses on his relationship with boyhood friend, John Adams, and his academic struggles with what he would later become most famous for: his writings. Praised by parents, teachers, and historians, the Young Patriots Series is an ideal way to sweep today's young readers into history. The everyday details of family life, the time period in which they lived, what they wore, and the challenges they faced in school create a window through which children can access history. The early evidence of character, responsibility, ability, and courage showcase situations to which every child can relate.

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Young Patriots Series

The life of John Hancock, contemporary of Samuel Adams and Paul Revere and first person to sign the Declaration of Independence, is featured in this volume of the Young Patriots series. Detailing Hancock's early years, this work focuses on his relationship with boyhood friend, John Adams, and his academic struggles with what he would later become most famous for: his writings.

Praised by parents, teachers, and historians, the Young Patriots Series is an ideal way to sweep today's young readers into history. The everyday details of family life, the time period in which they lived, what they wore, and the challenges they faced in school create a window through which children can access history. The early evidence of character, responsibility, ability, and courage showcase situations to which every child can relate.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“When learning about American heroes, young readers are often more eager to know about the famous people’s childhoods, rather than their adult accomplishments. These easy-to-read fictional biographies satisfy that curiosity.” ForeWord 

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Author Bio: Kathryn Cleven Sisson

Kathryn Cleven Sisson (1904–2002) was a journalist, publicist, and author of numerous books and articles. Her book, Famous American Patriots for Young People earned her the Dolly Madison Award from the Sons of the American Revolution, and she was a lifelong member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 2.00
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English