A soldier chronicles the harsh winter colonial soldiers, led by General George Washington, spend at Valley Forge during the American Revolution.
|Statement||James E. Knight ; illustrated by George Guzzi.|
|Series||Adventures in colonial America|
|Contributions||Guzzi, George, ill.|
|LC Classifications||E234 .K58 1982|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||32 p. :|
|Number of Pages||32|
|ISBN 10||0893757381, 089375739X|
|LC Control Number||81023151|
I read this non-fiction book aloud to my children. The book is told in epistolary fashion as a series of diary entries from December to May It relates the harsh conditions that the soldiers had to endure through the winter at Valley Forge. The soldiers suffered in the bitter cold and had little sustenance/5(9). Valley Forge: Building the Winter Camp. Within days of arriving at Valley Forge, troops constructed 1, to 2, log huts in parallel lines that would ho soldiers and women and. The book details the terrible winter the Contintental Army endured at Valley Forge in and how they overcame tremendous hardships to put the British on the defensive. The format will help bring the story alive for many readers, espeically boys/5. The encampment at Valley Forge took place from Decem through J and served as winter quarters for General George Washington's Continental Army. Having suffered a string of defeats that fall, including losing the capital of Philadelphia to the British, the Americans made camp for the winter outside of the city.
The Winter at Valley Forge book. Read 14 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. Sons of farmers and tradesmen, trappers and teachers—some too young to fight, and some too old—surge through these pages, giving life, breath, scope and humanity to the American Revolution and the winter at Valley Forge. MacKINLAY KANTOR was born in Webster City, Iowa in Book Your Winter Getaway to Montgomery County, Pa. This winter, experience Valley Forge and Montgomery County, a place rich in history, a region alive in the arts, a beer lover's paradise, and the ultimate shopping destination, all just 18 miles from downtown Philadelphia. , to Ap to receive an exclusive #MakeItMontco Winter. Valley Forge functioned as the third of eight military encampments for the Continental Army's main body, commanded by General George September , British forces had captured the American capital of failing to retake the city, Washington led man army into winter quarters at Valley Forge, located approximately 18 miles (29 km) northwest of on: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, .
Fiction and Nonfiction Featuring Valley Forge No battle was fought at Valley Forge, yet, the 6-months General George Washington and his army spent there mark the turning point of the Revolutionary War. In December , while the British occupied Philadelphia, Washington’s troops inhabited the fields and woods 18 miles west of the city. Winter at Valley Forge. Author: James Knight. Recommended For: Primary (K through 3rd grade) A brief yet penetrating look at the price that was paid during the terrible winter of Excellent for a K/3 study, yet a book that would be insightful for all ages. Many others stayed on at Valley Forge and suffered the common fate of illness, poor living conditions, and a constant lack of supplies throughout the long winter. In December , there w soldiers at Valley Forge, 3 months later, there were only 8, left including many unfit for : Sutori. Winter at Valley Forge - Between and , the colonies of America fought for their independence from Great Britain during the American Revolution. The British colonists in America rebelled against the rule of the British and eventually the United States became an independent country during the war. There were many battles that took place during the revolution, but perhaps one of the.