One April in Boston One April in Boston

One April in Boston

The Gift of the Spyglass

    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Publisher Description

One April in Boston is the story of a real American family and a gift that was passed down from generation to generation. It teaches American history, the power of imagination, and the value of goal setting. 

In this unique book you will learn the real story of Paul Revere’s midnight ride; witness the first shots of the American Revolution; attend the reading of the Declaration of Independence in Boston on July 18, 1776; visit the Paul Revere House in 1909; and much more. 

After researching his Boston ancestors for six years, author Ben Edwards has crafted a tale that not only tells their story by tying in real connections to Paul Revere and Abraham Lincoln, but honors his relative Private Philip Edwards by revealing the gift he gave to the neighborhood children before leaving for France to fight in World War I and passing into legend. 

When the story begins in April 1775, 10-year-old Ben Edwards carries a spyglass that once belonged to his grandfather, an early Boston sea captain. Ben believes he can glimpse the future through its lens. His goal is to work on a sailing ship and see the world. Can the spyglass and a member of the Sons of Liberty help Ben on his journey? Will his predictions about the future come true? By reading the book you’ll discover that Ben’s gift is something we all possess, a power that can help you on your own life’s journey—if you believe in it.

July 4
Spyglass Books, LLC
Ben Edwards

Customer Reviews

DJ kool katz ,

Educational Wonderful book

I went on a field trip to the freedom trail and
Ben L. Edwards (the author) was the tour guide. He knew so much about it I was surprised. His book is well thought. I love "One April In Boston" it is a great book!!!

CaptainEO2 ,

My kid loved it!

Highly recommended!

Daniel P. Kruse ,

One Book to Get

I downloaded the eBook One April in Boston on a Tuesday night.
I typically go to sleep at about 10 PM every night, but that Tuesday night turned quickly into Wednesday morning. I could not put this book down.

This is an incredible read. It reads like a movie. You find yourself engrossed in a story yet, you're learning history as well.

I told my 12-year-old nephew about it, and he finished it in two days. I think it is the fastest he has ever completed a book. He loved it, and his older brother is now reading it. This was an exciting story, yet sad and touching as well. It has all of the ingredients of a great movie.

I actually would have paid for this book and can't believe it's free.
This was great work by the author. I would fully recommend this book to kids as well as adults liike me who like a great story wrapped in the history of our country. Absolutely fantastic!

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