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Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?

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Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?

Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? is a great way to introduce elementary students to a historical figure like Patrick Henry. Classic children’s author Jean Fritz has a very captivating style of bringing a reader right into the world she writes about, making the person real to the reader with lots of little-known facts and some humor thrown in.

I love taking a break from textbook-type learning, incorporating engaging biographies like this one to interest my children, and bringing them into “what really happened.”

Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? starts out by telling what Patrick Henry was like as a boy, while explaining life in Virginia in his time in a manner that a person remembers. We learn how Patrick Henry came to be married, studied to be a lawyer, and began to be recognized as a public figure. Many facts are covered, from Patrick Henry’s famous speech and his career as a statesman from Virginia, to his beliefs and influence that helped the Bill of Rights to be formed.

In Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? the passion for freedom and the gift of voice that Patrick Henry had is portrayed in such a matter-of-fact and yet fascinating way. This book is a wonderful addition to any homeschool, especially if you want a break from textbooks. It even shares his interesting philosophy of educating children!

About Anna Horan

Anna loves to serve her Savior and Creator as a wife to her wonderful, God-given husband of fifteen years and a natural mama to a “quiverful” of precious blessings here on earth, presently ages zero to fourteen. She lives out in the country with them, some chickens, cats, and a garden. She has been educating her children since the oldest daughter was four. She feels that opening up many new horizons by teaching her children to read is one of the most fulfilling things she does. Seeing her children become virtuous young people and voracious readers is such a joy to her. She spends her extra time learning about things like real food, natural health, and teaching her girls to cook from scratch with whole foods in a (biblically clean) “Nourishing Traditions” way.

Last Updated: May 21, 2012

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  1. Donna
    May 21, 2012 at 8:17 am

    And the fact that it's also my son's birthday didn't hurt either! I remember being so thrilled to find this book for him when we were first starting our homeschooling adventure

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Quick Overview

paperback or hardcover, 48 pages
Retail Price:
paperback: $6.99, hardcover: $16.99
for children of all ages, especially elementary grades 2-4
very engaging, interesting and un-boring!
some events might seemingly happen on May 29th, but are just generalized life events
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