A Picture Book of Patrick Henry

A Picture Book of Patrick Henry

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Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the life of Patrick Henry from his childhood on a tobacco plantation in Virginia to the American Revolution, when he spoke the famous words "Give me liberty or give me death," one month before the first shots rang out

Holiday House
Adler tells the story of Patrick Henry from his childhood on a tobacco plantation through his career as a lawyer, politician, and governor of Virginia. The author skillfully integrates quotations from primary sources into the narrative. There is no fictionalizing of thoughts or dialogue. Since Henry was known for his oratory prowess, excerpts from his most famous speeches are included and put into context with events of the time. Personal details, such as his wife's mental illness and his ownership of slaves, are mentioned but not explored in great detail. The subject matter is presented in a manner appropriate to its intended audience. The illustrations, all on double-page spreads, are softly colored and full of historical detail. Although the pictures do not have the stiff and formal look of period portraits, they do reflect the clothing styles and furnishings of the time. Teachers and students will appreciate this introduction to the patriot's life.This famous patriot served five terms as governor of Virginia.

Baker
& Taylor

Follows the life of Patrick Henry from his early successes as a lawyer in pre-Revolutionary Virginia, his speaking out against the British taxation of the colonies, and his famous words, "Give me liberty or give me death."

Publisher: New York : Holiday House, c1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780823411870
0823411877
Branch Call Number: J 920 HENRY, P.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 x 26 cm.

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