Grandfather's Chair

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Description:  When the children beg Grandfather for a story about his chair, he obliges by telling them not just one, but a whole series of stories about it. For Grandfather's Chair, built in England of sturdy oak with back curiously carved and topped with the likeness of a lion’s head, traveled by ship to New England shores, and thereafter trudges diligently from one scene to another, seeming always to thrust itself in the way, whenever an historical personage happens to be looking around for a seat. As Grandfather recounts the history of the chair from its arrival through Revolutionary times, he shares stories of early American history in a way his listeners are sure to remember.

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Ages:  10-12
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2014
ISBN:  978-1-59915-866-2
Genres:  Historical Fiction, American History

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Table of Contents

1. Grandfather's Chair
2. The Puritans
3. A Rainy Day
4. Troublous Times
5. The Government of New England
6. A Broken Leg
7. The Quakers
8. John Eliot's Task
9. New Rulers
10. The Adventure of Sir William Phips
11. What the Chair Had Known
12. The Chair in the Firelight
13. The Salem Witches
14. Ezekiel Cheever's School
15. Cotton Mather
16. Continuing Dissension
17. Pomps and Vanities

18. The Siege of Louisburg
19. The Old French War
20. The End of the War
21. Thomas Hutchinson
22. The Stories Continue
23. A New Year
24. Liberty Tree
25. Scorn and Hatred
26. The British Troops in Boston
27. A Very Terrible Event
28. A Collection of Portraits
29. The Battle of Lexington
30. The Siege of Boston
31. The Tory's Farewell
32. The War for Independence
33. The Chair Finds Its Voice

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