“Henry and the Cannons” by Don Brown

HenryCannonsDo you know the story of Henry Knox? In 1775, he took on the nearly impossible task of bringing 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York all the way to Boston — traveling over 300 miles across lakes, forests, and mountains during a bitter winter! — to help General George Washington chase the British army out to Boston. In Don Brown’s thrilling Henry and the Cannons, you’ll see how difficult the trip was and all the obstacles Henry overcame. Great for non-fiction homework assignments for the younger grades. (Illustrated non-fiction, grades 1-4.)

–Marie Drucker, Malverne Public Library

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