One April in Boston

One April in Boston MP3 Audio Files Revised in 2024

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CD 1
01 Introduction 4:27 4.3 MB
02 Spring at Last 11:44 11.3 MB
03 The Book 6:46 6.5 MB
04 The Apprentice 15:39 15 MB
05 The Sons of Liberty 11:48 11.3 MB
06 A Day of Rest 8:20 8 MB
07 Two Lanterns 12:02 11.6 MB
CD 2
08 The Midnight Ride 11:14 10.8 MB
09 Lexington and Concord 18:40 17.9 MB
10 Independence 15:30 14.9 MB
11 The Future 9:22 9 MB
12 Millville 18:33 17.8 MB
CD 3
13 Returning Home 29:08 28 MB
14 The Promise 29:34 28.4 MB
15 Did the Spyglass Really Exist? 3:41 3.5 MB
16 The Gettysburg Address 2:39 2.6 MB
17 Behind the Story 13:21 12.8 MB
Bonus Audio Content
The Journey Continues—Author’s Update 2015 28:18 27.2 MB
A Tribute to Paul Joseph Revere and Edward H. R. Revere 3:36 3.5 MB
Philip Edwards – Recent Research and His Final Mission 5:56 5.7 MB

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One April in Boston eBook

The 20th Anniversary Edition of One April in Boston revised in 2024 contains 47 original pen and ink illustrations created by Cortney Skinner.

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One April in Boston Blog

Author Ben Edwards and illustrator Cortney Skinner have created a blog to celebrate the 20th anniversary of One April in Boston. In this blog, Ben and Cortney share the stories behind his illustrations, give the reader insight into his artistic process, and introduce plans for the new artwork Walking Boston and Spyglass Books, LLC have commissioned to mark the book’s 20th anniversary.

Visit the Spyglass Blog.

Photographs, Paintings, and Artifacts

Edwards Family

For online access to photographs, paintings, and artifacts that support the children’s book visit Here you’ll see items that have remained in the Edwards family for more than 250 years as well as 20th century photographs depicting people and places in the second half of the story. You’ll view three videos including the Book Trailer, eBook Launch Trailer, and Movie Project Trailer and listen to the audio recording “Audiobook Left at Marker Leads to Treasured Photo.”

A Letter From Ben Edwards

Dear Teachers and Parents,

I hope you enjoy the 20th Anniversary Edition of my children’s book One April in Boston. I’ve been intrigued by my family’s history and our connection to Paul Revere since I was a child. This book brings that tale to life while conveying the power of imagination and the value of goal setting for the younger generation.

One April in Boston tells the story of the Edwards family and my Revere cousins through the eyes of a curious young boy. It also journeys through time and American history from colonial Boston, including Paul Revere’s midnight ride and the American Revolution, on through World War I.

As a relative of Paul Revere and a Paul Revere House Board member for over two decades, I feel strongly about supporting the organization’s educational programming, especially its programs for children. My tour and publishing business, Spyglass Books, LLC, donates 500+ copies of One April in Boston to the Paul Revere House annually for sale in its on-site and online gift shops. One hundred percent of the $15.00 retail price is used to support educational programs for children at the Revere House.    

In addition to my book, I encourage you to take advantage of the extensive free content on Paul Revere, his life and legacy, and the Paul Revere House that can be found at If you are looking for content that children can use to craft reports or you can use to develop your own social studies curriculum, this is a great resource.


Ben Edwards
Board of Directors
Paul Revere Memorial Association/Paul Revere House