The most famous duel in American history dramatized by leading nonfiction picture book illustrator, Don Brown.
Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton were both fierce patriots during the Revolutionary War, but the politics of the young United States of America put them in constant conflict. Their extraordinary story of bitter fighting and resentment culminates in their famous duel. For young patriots who may not yet know the shocking and tragic story, Aaron and Alexander captures the spirit of these two great men who so valiantly served their country and ultimately allowed their pride and ego to cause their demise.
For a factual book about the revolutionary times in America, this is a great book. It holds its words to a minimum which is preferred in a children’s picture book. This definitely holds the interest of a child and adult. Learning about Alexander’s and Aaron’s duel could be sad and shocking, yet, Don Brown clearly writes of time period that this took place. This was not an uncommon event of those times. Beautiful illustrations.
Don Brown is the author and illustrator of more than two dozen books for young readers, including Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans (Houghton Miffl in Harcourt), an Orbis Pictus Award winner and a Sibert Honor book. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and expressive watercolor painti ngs that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. He lives in upstate New York.