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Caesar Rodney's ride : the story of an American patriot / by Jan Cheripko ; illustrated by Gary Lippincott.

Cheripko, Jan. (Author). Lippincott, Gary A., (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - Main JE92 RODN (Text) 39231030945808 Children's Non-Fiction Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1590780655
  • Physical Description: 40 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, 2004.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 39) and index.
Summary, etc.: The story of Caesar Rodney, who was determined to sign the Declaration of Independence. On the afternoon of July 1, 1776, Caesar Rodney received a letter from a fellow Delaware delegate urging him to return to Philadelphia at once. The congress was on the verge of casting the vote for independence. Battling bad weather and physical handicaps, Caesar Rodney embarked on a journey that would change the course of history. Here is the dramatic story of that ride, set against the extraordinary events of that July 1776, with the remarkable men who shaped them, including John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Dickinson, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, and Caesar Rodney. With exquisitely detailed watercolors by Gary Lippincott, Jan Cheripko presents the burning issues of that time, the men who fought for them, and the story of the great patriot whose breakneck ride for freedom served to ensure the birth of the United States.
Subject: Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784 > Juvenile literature.
United States. Declaration of Independence > Signers > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Statesmen > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Legislators > Delaware > Biography > Juvenile literature.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Juvenile literature.

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