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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 7
  • Series: American Story
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st edition (September 5, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688134505
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688134501
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #426,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 3-6-In this richly illustrated title, the Maestros bring an important part of our country's history to life. Seventy-four years of events are chronicled in a running narrative that begins by explaining how four European nations fought over trade, borders, and religion, and competed for the North American continent. While Spain and the Netherlands withdrew almost immediately, England and France continued to fight for 70 more years in a series of confrontations. These battles are covered in the text, as are the relationships that these two countries had with the Native American tribes. Full-page, double-page, and spot-art illustrations in pen and ink, watercolor, and colored pencil flow across the pages and extend the text. All are captioned. Several colorful maps are also included. Endnotes provide additional information on a few individuals, the Iroquois League, and life during the Colonial period. This accessible book fills a gap for young history buffs and report writers.
Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Gr. 3-6. With text by Betsy and artwork by Giulio, the Maestros bring history to life in a new entry in the picture-book American Story series. The French and Indian Wars, called by several names during a 70-year period, were a struggle between the French and the Algonquian tribes on one hand and the English and the Iroquois tribes on the other. The French saw America as a vast resource for the lucrative fur trade; the English saw it as a place to send a troublesome populace and to build settlements. The indigenous groups allied themselves with the Europeans for a variety of reasons, including weaponry. The text is a model of clarity, balance, and nuance: European alliances, massacres on both sides, slavery, and double dealing are all noted, along with descriptions of strategy, tactics, and the conflicting needs of divergent groups. A wide variety of beautifully delineated pictures--maps, townscapes, seascapes, battlefields, and portraits--add to the spirited sweep of the text. A fine resource. GraceAnne DeCandido
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marco Antonio Abarca VINE VOICE on April 30, 2012
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The Colonial period of American history is one of the most fascinating eras and also one of the most ignored. For most Americans, Colonial history starts in 1620 with the arrival of the Mayflower and then goes fast forwards to 1775 and the beginning of the American Revolution. The War of American Independence just sort of happens and there is very little understanding of the historical context.

"The Struggle for a Continent" describes the battle for control over the North American Continent between France and Great Britain. Of particular note, Betsy Maestro does an admirable job of explaining the role of the Algonquin and the Iroquois Confederation in the ensuing wars. A better children's book on the French and Indian Wars would be hard to imagine. Betsy Maestro is a strong writer and the "Struggle for a Continent" has the potential to be classic in the children's historical non-fiction category. Along with all of the other volumes in "The American Story" series, this book is highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By homeschool mum 2 four on May 31, 2008
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History is a lot more fun when combined with the beautiful pictures and informative, easy-to-read text in this book. We have been able to use the entire series as the foundation for our elementary history curriculum combined with other activites. I highly recommend these books to others looking for an enjoyable way to study history together.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Annette Hartstein on April 3, 2009
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This book adds some much needed background information to the lessons surrounding the revolutionary war in a colorful, fun manner. It explains the attitude of the British prior to the war.
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We love Betsy Maestro books for US history! Easy to read, great pictures, and cover the content well. I just wish she'd write more about modern US history.
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More About the Author

Betsy Maestro is the author of the "American Story" series, illustrated by her husband, Giulio. She has also written several other non-fiction picture books, including the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out science books How Do Apples Grow? and Why Do Leaves Change Color?
The Maestros live in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
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