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The journey of the one and only Declaration of Independence

St. George, Judith 1931- (Author). Hillenbrand, Will. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J 973.3 STG (Text) 33500008476137 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0399237380 (reinforced) :
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 x 29 cm.
    print
  • Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c2005.

Content descriptions

General Note: A Junior Library Guild selection.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: In 1776 Thomas Jefferson put his quill to paper and the Declaration of Independence sprang to life. Follow the Declaration's journey over the next two centuries, surviving eight wars and travelling through five states on horseback, boat, railcar, and tank to its current home in the National Archives.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2005 March #1
    Gr. 1-3. The travels of the Declaration of Independence (the one and only copy signed in 1776) make an ideal subject for an informational picture book. The Declaration has been moved, made over, and fought over by the Library of Congress and the National Archives. When it comes to tracing the document's sometimes literally bumpy trip to its permanent home, St. George's vigorous writing draws children right in, as does her use of a question-and-answer technique: "Now the Declaration could be placed under glass in the Pennsylvania State House . . . right? Wrong!" The history, however, gets off to a rough start, as children, who won't know much of the background, must contend with minimal references to the Continental Congress and other key historical elements. George's personalization of the document works well, though sometimes the document seems to move under its own steam ("the One and Only hightailed it home"). Hillenbrand's bright, sprightly illustrations, with a marked resemblance to the works of Tomie dePaola, does an excellent job of holding interest while finding humor in the history. ((Reviewed March 1, 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Judith St. George has published dozens of successful nonfiction books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning So You Want to Be President? and the historical Turning Point series, including You&;re On Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt; Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln; and Take the Lead, George Washington. You can visit her online at www.judithstgeorge.com.

Judith St. George has published dozens of successful nonfiction books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning So You Want to Be President? and the historical Turning Point series, including You’re On Your Way, Teddy RooseveltStand Tall, Abe Lincoln; and Take the Lead, George Washington. You can visit her online at www.judithstgeorge.com.

Subject: United States. Juvenile literature
United States Politics and government 1775-1783 Juvenile literature
United States.
United States Politics and government 1775-1783
Search Results Showing Item 3 of 1362 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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