Introducing John Hancock, First to Sign the Declaration
"When I grow up I want to be a general or a sea captain
and sail the seven seas. Then I can live in Boston when I'm not
at sea or fighting a war somewhere," claimed young John Hancock.
Volume 9 of the Young Patriots Series features Hancock's
transformation from a carefree boy to a respectable man who became
the President of the Continental Congress and the first signer
of the Declaration of Independence.
Snowball fights with a young Paul Revere and visits to Samuel
Adams' printing press are just a few of "Johnny" Hancock's
adventures growing up in the home of the American Revolution.
Encourage your young readers to learn new vocabulary! New in
John Hancock, Independent Boy is "What does That Mean"
featuring definitions of unusual words in the story. As in all
of the Young Patriots Series, you will also find "What Happened
Next," "Fun Facts About John Hancock," and "When
John Hancock Lived."
Text in this title originally published in the Children of Famous Americans series.