Uncommon Revolutionary

A Story about Thomas Paine

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Thomas Paine believed that American liberty was not only possible but worth dying for. He was dissatisfied with his quiet life until he traveled to the American colonies. There, the cause of American freedom from English rule lit a fire within him. To inspire colonists to support and fight the war, he wrote Common Sense and The American Crisis. He was the first person to use the term the United States of America in print. He helped transform an entire nation with the power of his words.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-57505-685-2
$34.65 $25.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2004-08-01
BISACS JNF007020, JNF007030, JNF007070
Dewey 320.51'092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 6.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 76960
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Author: Laura Hamilton Waxman

Laura Hamilton Waxman lives in Minnesota and has written many nonfiction books for young readers.

Illustrator: Craig Orback

Craig Orback is a freelance children's book illustrator living in the Northwest and received his B.F.A. in illustration from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 1998. He has illustrated Nature's Paintbox, The Can Man, Keeping The Promise: A Torah's Journey, and other award-winning children's books. He teaches children's book illustration and oil painting at several local colleges. In his free time he enjoys painting landscapes and sharing his books with kids during school and library visits.

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →