Damien Murphy

Damien Murphy

Biography

Damien Murphy lives in California and was born in 1999.

•    Damien's favorite book is Herbert's Wormhole by Peter Nelson.

•    He likes to draw, write, run, ice skate, rollerblade at the beach, volunteer, visit farm animals, and ride horses.

•    Damien is member of Kid Nation (a Boston Red Sox fan club), Club Monsterpalooza (special effects makeup fans), Blast From the Past (a memorabilia collectors club), and the Archie Comics Fan Club.

•    He wants to be a cartoonist when he grows up.

"By being a Scholastic Kid Reporter, I hope to learn about modern social structures, technology, different cultures and achievements, geography, religion, politics, economics, and various people and events of charity that help make our world a better place."

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    The Crossing

    The Crossing

    by Jim Murphy

    With his engaging and timeless narrative prose, two-time Newbery Honor Book author Jim Murphy tells the awe-inspiring story of George Washington. It is 1776, and George Washington and his army of rebellious American colonists are emboldened by its stunning victories over the British at Lexington and Concord. But now, the Americans face the threat of a brutal British retaliation. George Washington, who has little experience with a threat of this magnitude, is unanimously chosen as commander in chief in hopes he can unite the colonies. Britain's army is massive and well-trained. America's is small and unruly. As the British begin their invasion of New York City and its environs, George Washington isn't the only one who is overcome with doubts that he can succeed against such overwhelming odds.

    This breathtaking account of a pivotal time in the American Revolution, two-time Newbery Honor Book author Jim Murphy shows George Washington's transformation from a gentleman farmer with little military experience to a brilliant general, as he delivers the country from the blackest of times - into the brightest of futures.

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    Blizzard!

    Blizzard!

    by Jim Murphy

    In March of 1888, two massive weather systems converged on the northeastern United States, bringing gale-force winds, heavy snows, and subzero weather, and catching a nation unaware. The ensuing blizzard killed hundreds of people. Drawing on extensive newspaper articles, histories of the period, and archived letters and journals, Murphy writes of the storm through the experiences of a number of individuals, personalizing the account with their triumphs and tragedies, as well as providing background covering the political and social conditions of the time. "Archival photographs and original art from the period reinforce the historical setting. An explanatory chapter on sources and an index close the book.

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