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Publisher's Summary

Meet our ninth U.S. President before his famous victory over the Native American chief Tecumseh in the Battle of Tippecanoe. Young readers will thrill to hear young Billy Harrison's dramatic rescue of his sister Sally as she struggles to stay afloat after falling into a river, and admire his courage when he captures a British soldier at the age of eight. Find out more about these and the rest of Billy's boyhood adventures in William Henry Harrison: Young Tippecanoe.
©2000 Estate of Howard H. Peckham (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"A superb biography for young readers ages 8 to 12....A welcome, very highly recommended addition to school and community biography collections for children." (Midwest Book Review)

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superficial

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

very superficial "story" of William Henry Harrison's life with large gaps between what he was doing through out his life. definitely not for a serious scholar of history

What could Howard Peckham have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

He could have used real, legitimate historical information/quotes/etc instead of what appear to be made up dialog which might have taken place.

Would you be willing to try another one of Patrick Lawlor’s performances?

no, I'm not a fan of his voice.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no

Any additional comments?

if you are looking for a serious biography of this man, this is not it. I'm trying to listen to the biographies of all the US presidents; most are excellent, this was not - hopefully someone else wrote a better account of his life and accomplishments.