THE CROSSING: HOW GEORGE WASHINGTON SAVED THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Jim Murphy
How did George Washington save the American Revolution? Basically, by sneaking around in the dark a lot. Jim Murphy tells the story of Washington’s ragtag army–how they survived when all odds and even the weather were against them and how Washington’s brilliant leadership (and quite a bit of luck) led them to victory over the British. This short, well-illustrated chapter book would be ideal for upper-elementary readers, both for school research and for recreational reading.