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ISBN:059042792X
Author: James Lincoln Collier
ISBN13: 978-0590427920
Title: My Brother Sam Is Dead (A Newbery Honor Book) (Point)
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Language: English
Category: Literature and Fiction
Publisher: Scholastic; 1st edition (1974)

My Brother Sam Is Dead (A Newbery Honor Book) (Point) by James Lincoln Collier



Critical acclaim for. My Brother Sam Is Dead. A NEWBERY HONOR BOOK AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NOMINEE "A moving junior novel. wrenching part in this fictional. Other books by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier coming soon from Point: The Bloody Country The Winter Hero.

As the book opens, the Revolutionary war is just beginning. 16 year old Sam has joined the Patriots  . Born in 1930 in New York City, Collier is an active member in many organizations such as the Connecticut Historical Commission and the State Museum Advisory Board. His honors include the Kidger Prize for Teaching, the Jane Addams Peace Prize, and the Newbery Honor. He previously worked as a junior high school teacher. Collier enjoys writing for children because he wants to show them that history is both interesting and important.

My Brother Sam Is Dead (1974) is a young adult historical fiction novel by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier. The book realistically depicts what happened in the American Revolution. It is a Newbery Honor book that was also named an ALA Notable Children's Book and nominated for a National Book Award in 1975. The ALA reports that My Brother Sam is Dead was the twelfth most frequently challenged book in the period from 1990 to 2000, and the 27th most challenged book from 2000 to 2009.

This book was named a Newbery Honor Book in 1975 and recently received a Phoenix Award. It has also taught an entertaining glimpse into a teenager’s life in colonial times. Using real dates, people, and historical events it has a almost reality based story to grow and progress as a character of the American Revolution. But when Sam returns to take the brown Bess,a bayonet gun which his father owns, Tim is forced to fight Sam knowing that father needs the gun to protect himself on his trips to Verplancks Point. Although Sam got the gun the first time, when Tim hears that Sam has come to visit his love Betsy Read he attempts to steal the gun while Sam is sleeping. Works Cited Works Cited Collier, Christopher, and James L. Collier. New York: Macmillan Co., 1974.

This book is at the reading level of about. It doesn't have any hard vocabulary, but at least things do happen. It is about a boy named Tim and his brother named Sam. The family is torn apart by the American Revolution and their father was kidnapped by these cow-boys. The story was not exactly extremely exciting, but it doesn't really bore you to death either. One person found this helpful.

And that’s not just our opinion; My Brother Sam Is Dead was named a Newbery Honor book and a National Book Award finalist. We say it’s about time you give it a shot. My Brother Sam is Dead By: Christopher Collier & James Lincoln Collier This book begins with Sam Meeker, Tim Meeker’s admired older brother, arrives in uniform at the Meeker tavern one rainy April evening in 1775. Trenton Milligan Mrs. Sanders LAIII May 4, 2010 author of My Brother Sam is Dead James Collies was born in 1928 and is currently still alive he wrote many Children books one famous on he has is My Brother Sam is dead Collier was born into a family of writes so it was easy for him to just want to write seeing everyone.

The Newbery Honor Book My Brother Sam Is Dead joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content! All his life, Tim Meeker has looked up to his brother Sam. Sam's smart and brave - and is now a part of the American Revolution. Not everyone in town wants to be a part of the rebellion. Most are supporters of the The Newbery Honor Book My Brother Sam Is Dead joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels.

Winner of the Newbery Honor! The Revolutionary War comes alive in this contemporary classic for young adults. The War had no clear-cut loyalties-it divided families, friends and towns. Young Tim Meeker's 16-year-old brother goes off to fight with the Patriots while his father remains a reluctant British Loyalist in the Tory town of Redding, CT. Tim’s always looked up to his brother, who’s smart and brave. With the war soon raging, Tim knows he'll have to make a choice - between the Revolutionaries and the Redcoats. and between his brother and his father

His brother Sam Meeker was enlisted in the American Revolution. The only problem was that his family disagreed with him. The Meeker’s were Tories which meant they where on the side of the British. The whole story is about how the war affects people. I thought the first part of the book was a little boring. But just like all great books they pick up in the end. That is exactly what this book did. At the end of the book I realized it was a true story. Most of the things in the story where real

The classic story of one family torn apart by the Revolutionary WarAll his life, Tim Meeker has looked up to his brother Sam. Sam's smart and brave -- and is now a part of the American Revolution. Not everyone in town wants to be a part of the rebellion. Most are supporters of the British -- including Tim and Sam's father. With the war soon raging, Tim know he'll have to make a choice -- between the Revolutionaries and the Redcoats . . . and between his brother and his father.
Reviews: 7
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My Brother Sam is Dead was required school reading for my eleven year old son and after also reading it myself, I would say the target age is probably in the 10-13 range. The story is told from the viewpoint of Tim, an early teen boy living in Massachusetts during the Revolutionary period and deals with Tim's conflict of whether to support the views of his America-siding late teen brother Sam or his British-sympathizing father. The book is a fairly quick read that is historically accurate and manages to work in some real Revolutionary figures into the story. Both my son and I enjoyed it and discussed the book after reading.
Stick
This well written story is a page turner for both kids and parents. It lays out situations to explore and discuss with your kids. Would recommend it to anyone interested in American history.
allegro
Purchased for my daughter for her 8th great English/Social Studies summer project. She enjoyed the book and will be studying it further as the school year progresses.
Shakar
Seems ok great for my sons book report
Oghmaghma
Somewhat Helpful
Kaim
I think this is a great book and provides lots of insight into what it might have been like to live through the revolutionary war. There are a few graphic scenes.
Ffyan
My child is reading it with their class.
This book is at the reading level of about...4th or 5th grade. It doesn't have any hard vocabulary, but at least things do happen. It is about a boy named Tim and his brother named Sam. The family is torn apart by the American Revolution and their father was kidnapped by these cow-boys. The story was not exactly extremely exciting, but it doesn't really bore you to death either. So it deserved a low 4, or a strong 3 if you'd like to think of it that way.