Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Reading Corner: Paul Revere's Ride

Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, illustrated by Ted Rand is a classic.

"Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere . . .

"So begins one of the most stirring poems in American literature, brought vividly to life. . . Ted Rand's moonlit vision captures the swift, rhythmic gait of Longfellow's words and the drama of Revere's brave ride as he gallops from town to farm, sounding the call to rise and arm against the British. . . . The mixture of history, art, and poetry results in a book as gorgeous to behold as its message is inspiring to all who love freedom" (from the inside jacket).

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