Home Biographies • James Whitcomb Riley, Young Poet (Young Patriots series) by Minnie Belle Mitchell

James Whitcomb Riley, Young Poet (Young Patriots series) by Minnie Belle Mitchell

By Minnie Belle Mitchell

Lively and stressed, “Bud” Riley, the boy who might change into one of many nineteenth century’s hottest and revered poets, had a difficult time sitting nonetheless in school—unless he used to be drawing or writing the “poems he heard in his head.” nice illustrations and textual content wealthy with background draw younger readers into James Whitcomb Riley’s international at the fringe of the Midwestern desolate tract. young children absolutely event Riley’s vigorous early life, from studying to swim (nearly drowning within the method) to appearing as ringmaster in his personal circus, whole with animal acts, tune, and acrobats. enjoyable evidence approximately James Whitcomb Riley supply childrens with a preview of the poet’s grownup accomplishments and little-known proof in regards to the guy enormously well known via novelist Mark Twain and President Benjamin Harrison.

Show description

Read or Download James Whitcomb Riley, Young Poet (Young Patriots series) PDF

Best biographies books

The Story of Napoleon (The Children's Heroes)

An exhilarating account of Napoleon's upward thrust to strength, from his humble beginnings at the island of Corsica to emperor over half Europe. specializes in his army exploits, together with his victories in conflict after conflict, by way of his exile to the island of Elba, his next go back to steer the disastrous Russian crusade, his ultimate loss at Waterloo, and his final days at the lonely island of St.

The Story of David Livingstone

A transparent, easy account of Livingstone's pioneer paintings in Africa as explorer, scientific missionary, and suppressor of the slave exchange. Describes the horrors of the slave alternate and Livingstone's efforts to thwart the slave investors in Africa and to convey knowledge of the dire state of affairs to the folk in England and all over the world.

Calamity Jane. Courageous Wild West Woman

What used to be Calamity Jane's actual identify? was once she a horse thief and a preacher's daughter? Did she really serve less than common George Custer? the reality and fantasy are tricky to split within the wild lifetime of Calamity Jane. An self sufficient spirit, she by no means stayed in a single position for lengthy. She labored as a gold prospector, bullwhacker, nurse, and had many different jobs.

Ariana Grande. Famous Actress & Singer

"Famous actress and singer"--Front conceal.

Extra resources for James Whitcomb Riley, Young Poet (Young Patriots series)

Example text

Said Almon Keefer excitedly. 49 JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY “Look at his coat,” spoke up Willie. “Is he a preacher? ” exclaimed Johnty. ” Bud noticed the man’s cane and its handle of polished silver. He ran alongside the carriage for a little way to look at it again. When the procession reached Pierson’s Grove, Bud’s father and the guest speaker, along with other important grown-ups, went up onto the platform. The boys sat down on the ground right in front of them. Father stood to introduce the speaker.

Bud wondered if there were goblins who lived in there. Gingerly, Johnty and Bud would open the door just a little and peek in. It was very dark, but there were two holes at the very end, and they wondered if that was where the goblins came in and out. 38 PL AYING STORE Bud and Johnty loved it when it rained at night. They would lie in bed and listen to the rain pattering on the roof. It was like when they used to lie in the loft of the log house and listen to the rain. Sometimes, though, when a strong wind was blowing, a spooky howling would come from behind that little door.

Bud could have talked all morning, but soon the hired girl called him for breakfast. When he went in, Johnty was already at the table eating his breakfast. After they finished, they went with the older boys to Pierson’s Grove, where they gathered wood for a big bonfire for the night meeting. 48 FOURTH OF JULY During the morning, crowds of people came into town. They came on horseback, on foot, and in wagons. The women brought baskets of food, which they had been preparing for days. They had fried chicken, ham, pork, and all kinds of pies, jellies, preserves and cakes.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.72 of 5 – based on 42 votes