William Henry Harrison: Young Tippecanoe

By Howard Peckham
Read by Patrick Lawlor

The Young Patriots Series

1.98 Hours 01/01/2007 unabridged
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Meet our ninth US president before his famous victory over the native chief Tecumseh in the Battle of Tippecanoe. Young readers will thrill to “Billy” Harrison’s dramatic rescue of his sister, Sally, as she struggles to stay afloat after falling into a river, and admire his courage when he captures a British soldier at the age of eight. Find out more about these and the rest of Billy’s boyhood adventures. 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 evidence of character, ability, responsibility, and courage are showcased in situations to which every child can relate.

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Summary

Summary

Meet our ninth US president before his famous victory over the native chief Tecumseh in the Battle of Tippecanoe. Young readers will thrill to “Billy” Harrison’s dramatic rescue of his sister, Sally, as she struggles to stay afloat after falling into a river, and admire his courage when he captures a British soldier at the age of eight. Find out more about these and the rest of Billy’s boyhood adventures.

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 evidence of character, ability, responsibility, and courage are showcased in situations to which every child can relate.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“William Henry Harrison: Young Tippecanoe is a superb biography for young readers…a welcome, very highly recommended addition to school and community biography collections for children.” Midwest Book Review
“This latest book in the Young Patriots Series reveals how storytelling can turn dusty historical figures into friends and heroes.” Today's Librarian
“An outstanding contribution to children’s literature. Patria Press has succesfully reintroduced America’s past with this fine series for children.” The Review Zone
“A much needed look into the early life of a famous American.” Kay W. Terry, EdD, School of Integrated Studies in Teacher Education, Western Kentucky University

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Author Bio: Howard Peckham

Howard Peckham (1910–1995) was a professor emeritus of history at the University of Michigan. Aside from writing several books for both children and adults, he was also a founder and early editor of American Heritage.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 1.98
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English