Reading/Interest Level: Intermediate
Author: John Hamilton
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
Ready, Aim, Fire! Read about many important events between the continental army and the red coats in Turning Points of the American Revolution. The first battle mentioned is The Battle of Trenton, where George Washington leads his army to gain a much needed victory against Britain. After a few more victories and losses, the Patriots are able to train during their Winter Camp at Valley Forge and "prove the fighting spirit of Americans" during The Battle of Monmouth.
This book is simple enough for young readers to understand while still educating them about some important events of the American Revolution. There is artwork on each page and often a map that helps the reader gain a stronger understanding of the events taking place. In the back of the book, there is a timeline, glossary, and index as well. Although this book does mostly highlight American victories, there are also a few losses mentioned, showing that even when things seemed bad, the American army was able to work hard and use their determination to come out on top once again.