When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots (Hardcover)
""This is the story that I tell my grandchildren at Christmas. I hope that this book will bring the tradition of sharing history to families all across America.""
-- Lynne Cheney
Christmas night, 1776, was a troubled time for our young country. In the six months since the Declaration of Independence had been signed, General George Washington and his troops had suffered defeat after defeat at the hands of the British. It looked as though our struggle for independence might be doomed, when Washington made a bold decision. He would lead the main body of his army across the Delaware River and launch a surprise attack on enemy forces.
Washington and his men were going against the odds. It seemed impossible that the ragtag Americans could succeed against the mightiest power in the world. But the men who started across the icy Delaware loved their country and their leader. Under his command they would turn the tide of battle and change the course of history.
Best-selling author Lynne Cheney tells the dramatic story of the military campaign that began on Christmas night in 1776. "When Washington Crossed the Delaware" will teach the young about the heroism, persistence, and patriotism of those who came before them.
About the Author
Lynne Cheney's most recent book is the "New York Times" bestseller, "We the People: The Story of Our Constitution", illustrated by Greg Harlin. She is also the author of the "New York Times" bestsellers "America: A Patriotic Primer", "A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women", "When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots", "A Time for Freedom: What Happened When in America", and "Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America", and has written a memoir, "Blue Skies, No Fences". Mrs. Cheney is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Vice President Richard B. Cheney.
Peter M. Fiore has illustrated many books for children, including "Touching the Sky" by Louise Borden and "Henry David's House, " edited by Steven Schnur. Mr. Fiore has been interested in art since he was a young boy, and in addition to his book work, Mr. Fiore is well known as a fine artist. Mr. Fiore has received many awards and citations for his editorial illustration, including a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators.
Mr. Fiore lives along the Delaware River in Pennsylvania with his family.