In 1973, Jean Fritz began writing a series of American Revolution books that have provided children with an adventurous look into the lives of George Washington (George Washington’s Breakfast and George Washington’s Mother), King George (Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George?), Paul Revere (And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?), Ben Franklin (What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?), Sam Adams (Why Don’t You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?), John Hancock (Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?), and Patrick Henry (Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?).
You might wish to explore America’s historical past with lessons and activities that complement this award-winning series of books. The educational website, TeacherVision, referred to the Jean Fritz books as important tools for learning about American history. This site offers themes, an art study, games and other activities to accompany the books.