John Greenwood's Journey to Bunker Hill

From the Series History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

In mid-May 1775, the American Revolution was barely a month old. Many British soldiers were in Boston, Massachusetts. The American troops were nearby. The next battle could break out at any moment.

Fifteen-year-old John Greenwood’s parents lived in Boston. But John lived with his uncle 150 miles away. When the war started, he decided to go back to Boston to check on his family. But when he arrived, the British soldiers wouldn’t let anyone into the city. Instead John joined the American army and soon found himself at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Did John have the courage to make it through the battle? Could the Americans beat the powerful British?

In the back of this book, you’ll find a script and instructions for putting on a reader’s theater performance of this adventure. Download additional copies of the script plus sound effects, background images, and more ideas that will help make your reader’s theater performance a success through Lerner eSource.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-6346-0
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.2
BISACS JUV030060, JUV016120
Dewey 973.3'312
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10.25
Lexile 550
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 4.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 137426
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Original artwork, Pronunciation guide, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“The series could be useful in classrooms to engage reluctant historians.” —The Horn Book Guide

Library Media Connection

“These very readable stories personalize important events and give children a feel for the times they take place. Easier to approach than historical novels, these books will appeal to children encountering the great events of American history for the first time…. These books make history come alive in a unique and interesting way.” —Library Media Connection

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.

Author: Marty Rhodes Figley

Marty Rhodes Figley is the author of sixteen books, mostly about her favorite subject—remarkable people from our country's past. She earned her B.A. in American Studies from Mount Holyoke College. Marty, whose two children are grown, lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Paul, and their Airedale terrier, Scarlett.

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History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater

Bring to life important stories from U.S. history with the History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader’s Theater. These books bring together illustrated picture books with reader’s theater scripts for students to practice fluency. In the back of each book, you’ll… View available downloads →