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Author: Kathryn Cleven Sisson Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Young Patriots Series Release Date: January 2006 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481539630

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Young Patriots Series

The life of John Hancock, contemporary of Samuel Adams and Paul Revere and first person to sign the Declaration of Independence, is featured in this volume of the Young Patriots series. Detailing Hancock's early years, this work focuses on his relationship with boyhood friend, John Adams, and his academic struggles with what he would later become most famous for: his writings.

Praised by parents, teachers, and historians, the Young Patriots Series is an ideal way to sweep today's young readers into history. The everyday details of family life, the time period in which they lived, what they wore, and the challenges they faced in school create a window through which children can access history. The early evidence of character, responsibility, ability, and courage showcase situations to which every child can relate.

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  • “When learning about American heroes, young readers are often more eager to know about the famous people’s childhoods, rather than their adult accomplishments. These easy-to-read fictional biographies satisfy that curiosity.”

    - ForeWord 

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I have really enjoyed reading this series with Christian. It is interesting to see the lives of many of the patriots cross when they were young. Like John Hancock and John Adams were great friends when young and it also tells about when he first met Paul Revere. Cool. "

    - Kelly, 8/4/2011

About the Author

Kathryn Cleven Sisson (1904–2002) was a journalist, publicist, and author of numerous books and articles. Her book, Famous American Patriots for Young People earned her the Dolly Madison Award from the Sons of the American Revolution, and she was a lifelong member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

About the Narrator

Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many starred audio reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews.