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Elijah and George - A Revolutionary Tale

A Very Timely Story Steeped in Family, Freedom and Home! The Beautifully Illustrated Chapter Book that Inspired the Feature Film "Elijah and George - A Revolutionary Tale".

*Know Your American History? Independence Day Bonus - "George Washington's Army and Me Literature Guide" - $9.99 Value - FREE WITH PURCHASE OF "ELIJAH AND GEORGE - A REVOLUTIONARY TALE" ILLUSTRATED CHAPTER EBOOK FOR ONLY $10.00! OFFER VALID THROUGH PAYHIP ONLY* LIMITED TIME THROUGH JULY 6, 2020!

Book Review - June 19, 2020

I just finished reading “Elijah and George- a Revolutionary Tale,” and I am so excited that young people will learn about this chapter of American history through this well written book. Not only does the story capture you, but the illustrations and characters help tell the story through movement, colors and expressions. I have always been a fan of Michael Dooling's books and this one is now one of my favorite. He has a way of making his stories come to life and young people not only enjoy his storytelling but they learn a great deal of history in the process. I can’t wait to see the movie!
~ Doris Brown, EdD, Educational Consultant, Retired School Principal 

For AGES 9 - ADULT - The Story brings you along on the adventures of a 8-year-old farm-boy as he encounters famous figures of the American Revolution. 

All proceeds benefit the Independent Movie Production of the Historical Drama! 


Based on Diaries and Letters from the Period. The story of Elijah and George chronicles the adventures of an 8-year-old farm-boy caught up during the American Revolutionary War in the struggle to regain Independence for Family, Freedom and Home!

An impossible adventure begins when a young boy sneaks out of General George Washington’s encampment to find his father, a soldier who does not return from the 1778 Battle of Monmouth. Will the game of Draughts save the young boy’s life and get him home?

Stories and Pictures by Award Winning Author and Illustrator Michael Dooling! *Over 50 Awards * Over One Million Books Sold!*
Ages 9 - Adult
EPUB Format - 140 Pages with 12 beautiful illustrations. 

The Book is being developed into a Major Motion Picture by 1663 Media Arts, LLC. Visit to learn more!

Do You Know Your American History? 

Special Indendence Day Bonus - You will also receive a PDF Download of "George Washington's Army and Me Literature Unit"!  
37 page Lesson Plan - Aligns with the history of the American Revolutionary War!

George Washington's Army and Me Literature Unit 
Teachers and Homeschoolers - Grades 4th - 10th
English Language Arts; Social Studies; History; Informational Text


Did you know that families lived, worked, and marched right alongside George Washington's army? This article is a perfect way to integrate English Language Arts with social studies and the study of the American Revolution.

The high interest article centers around the reasons women and children chose to follow George Washington’s Army during the Revolutionary War. It sparks a great sense of loyalty to family and country and helps students connect with those who sacrificed their safety and comforts of home.

Elijah, the main character, is one of the children who follows George Washington’s Army during the Revolutionary War. Students connect with him, the other children as well as the wives and mothers who choose to follow their loved ones.

There is also a mini-poster devoted to the Liberty Bell with questions about its origin and purpose.

There are activities that center around how to interpret illustrations and pictures in articles and stories.

The game of Checkers was called Draughts during the War. There is a Checkboard game with 1700 era coins that are used as checkers.

A map of the Thirteen Colonies with questions gives students a sense of location of where the War took place. Map skills include: cardinal directions, map scale, and asks students to write the names of the colonies and the Atlantic Ocean on the map. 

Other activities:

Vocabulary, main idea/details, summarizing, figurative language (distinguishing between similes and metaphors), interpretation of direct quotations, comparing the article with an article with a similar theme, author’s purpose, opinion, parts of speech, illustrations of events during the War with dialogue bubbles that have clues to what the events are, an article about the author is also included with questions.

An extensive list of websites to support the activites is included as well as extension activities. Complete teaching instructions are given as well.



A perfect addition to your home library and a great supplemental reading for those homeschooling parents studying the Revolutionary War.  This book is great for younger kids as a read-aloud or for your older students as independent reading.   Historical facts are woven throughout this captivating story keeping young readers interested while they learn through the eyes of a young boy how life was during the Revolutionary War era.  Highly recommended!  Amanda M - Homeschool Parent

"This is a great book to be used by educators and parents..." Mtn Horserider 

"Well written and beautifully illustrated." TeachersNet Gazette

"Beautiful story with gorgeous illustrations. This picture book is the perfect addition to a classroom library or as a gift for 2-6th graders. The story will touch your heart and the illustrations are simply stunning. This book is a favorite in my classroom. " loves to teach


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