Henry’s Big Kaboom
A children’s sing-along ballad
Written and illustrated by Mary Ames Mitchell
“Through the deep dark forests and the muddy swamps, they pulled those guns. It was quite a task, but they held fast and forged their way toward Boston.”
During the early days of the American Revolution, Colonel Henry Knox fetched the cannon and other large guns from recently captured Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain in New York. With the help of patriotic countrymen, his men transported the sixty tons of heavy artillery to Dorchester Heights, where they looked down on Boston and “scared the British away.”
The incredible technical feat provided General Washington his first victory of the American Revolution.
In an effort to appeal to her preschool grandchildren, Mary wrote this story as a ballad that can be sung to the folk tune “Turkey in the Straw.” The book includes chords for accompaniment.
Publisher: Peach Plum Press, Marin County, California.
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9850530-9-3
Hardback ISBN: 978-0-9991505-0-4
Genre: JNF025190 Juvenile Nonfiction : History - United States/Colonial and Revolutionary
Both paperback and hardcover are available online on Amazon.com
The hardback can be ordered from any independent bookstore through Ingram.