By Lynne Cheney. Illustrations by Peter M. Fiore. ISBN 0-689-87043-4. Copyright 2004. Hardcover with 30 illustrated pages. "When Washington Crossed the Delaware" will teach the young about the heroism, persistence, and patriotism of those who came before them. Best-selling author Lynne Cheney tells the dramatic story of the military campaign that began on Christmas night in 1776. Washington and his men were going against the odds. It seemed impossible that the ragtag Americans could succeed against the mightiest power in the world. However, the men who started across the icy Delaware loved their country and their leader. Under his command they would turn the tide of the battle and change the course of history.