Item description for Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & Ted Rand...
Overview The famous narrative poem recreating Paul Revere's midnight ride in 1775 to warn the people of the Boston countryside that the British were coming
Publishers Description Longfellow's tribute to the famous revolutionary hero begins with the stirring cadence that American schoolchildren have committed to memory for over a century. Now illustrator Ted Rand brings these vivid and beautiful lines to life as dramatically as the poet's immortal message inspires. "The clatter of hooves seems to echo in Rand's evocative paintings of that famed midnight ride...." --"Kirkus reviews"
Citations And Professional Reviews Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & Ted Rand has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 432
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 306
Publishers Weekly - 03/11/1996
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 9.82" Height: 0.13" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2000
Grade Level Grade School
ISBN 0140556125 ISBN13 9780140556124 UPC 051488006992
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More About Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & Ted Rand
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was the most popular and admired American poet of the nineteenth century. Born in Portland, Maine, and educated at Bowdoin College, Longfellow s ambition was always to become a writer; but until mid-life his first profession was the teaching rather than the production of literature, at his alma mater (1829-35) and then at Harvard (1836-54). His teaching career was punctuated by two extended study-tours of Europe, during which Longfellow made himself fluent in all the major Romance and Germanic languages. Thanks to a fortunate marriage and the growing popularity of his work, from his mid-thirties onwards Longfellow, ensconced in a comfortable Cambridge mansion, was able to devote an increasingly large fraction of his energies to the long narrative historical and mythic poems that made him a household word, especially Evangeline (1847), The Song of Hiawatha (1855), The Courtship of Miles Standish (1858), and Tales of a Wayside Inn (1863, 1872, 1873). Versatile as well as prolific, Longfellow also won fame as a writer of short ballads and lyrics, and experimented in the essay, the short story, the novel, and the verse drama. Taken as a whole, Longfellow s writings show a breadth of literary learning, an understanding of western languages and cultures, unmatched by any American writer of his time."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in 1807 and died in 1882.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Paul Revere's Ride?
Beautifully Illustrated Mar 9, 2007
The text is the classic Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem, and the paintings give it new life for the visually-oriented kids of today. This book will help them visualize what the poem is talking about, which becomes more important as time passes and kids are less accustomed to reading the words of older poems. If you want kids to really appreciate this famous poem, this book should help them connect with it.
It DOES contain the whole thing... Dec 6, 2003
Just a point of correction on the review given by Seidur above--the Ted Rand illustrated edition not only contains the complete Longfellow poem, it is also correctly titled (contrary to two erroneous criticism made by Seidur). It is, I think, the best edition of this wonderful poem.
Great for Kids Nov 15, 2003
A great introduction to Longfellow and the roots of this great Country. The artwork is beautiful. A good book for young children learning to read.
Great book for teaching history to young children Sep 20, 2002
For the last two days I have read Paul Revere's Ride by Longfellow to my 4 and 7 year old. We have learned the history, vocabulary words, the different methods the artist used to illustrate the poem, and many other interesting facts. They are begging for more! What are great book! Longfellow makes history come to life. You can just feel the night air in Revere's face as he so courageously warns the people.
used it for a report Jun 6, 2002
It had good information for my report in the back of the book. It had true history of the ride. I liked the illustrations. My moms friend did the design layout.