Saving the Liberty Bell

Saving the Liberty Bell

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Some tall tales are actually true. This is a grand one, told with rightful pride by a boy who was there in the city of Philadelphia in 1777 and was lucky enough to play a role in the American Revolution.
John Jacob Mickley, eleven years old, and his father were in the city when the Great Bell began ringing Brong! Brong! BRONG! from atop the State House to warn the citizens: "Redcoats! The Redcoats are coming!"
And come the British did -- with their muskets and their cannons and their will to keep the colonies for their king. Looting they came and stealing any metal they could get their hands on to melt down for the making of more weapons. And the prize above all? The Great Bell itself -- metal for many a cannon!
But the clever Pensylvanians (yes, the word was spelled like that then) had other plans for keeping the Bell safe from the British.
Megan McDonald has aptly caught John Jacob's excited retelling of the story, and Marsha Gray Carrington has relished every wild and wooly moment of it in her pictures -- both funny and carefully researched.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2005.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780689851674
0689851677
Branch Call Number: j 974.811 MCDONALD
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm.
Additional Contributors: Carrington, Marsha Gray

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Jul 12, 2016

Who knew a story about saving the Liberty Bell could be so exciting? I didn't! My son and daughter, three and five, loved this book. I was flooded with questions after the story about the characters, and whether or not this happened in real life. There's a page in the back that gives more factual information about the events in the book too.

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