"An exquisitely designed version of this historic, revered document, Sam Fink, a multi-talented artist and calligrapher, has brought the Constitution to life with his vibrant illustrations and sometimes ironic, interpretative captions that keep us laughing, sighing, and shedding tears of wonder at the foresight of the Constitution’s creators...A visually appealing book for the home or the classroom."
-San Francisco Book Review
"With calligraphy and illustration, Fink gives the Constitution a new look while emphasizing the founding principles of the United States as a nation. His work is meant as both a reference and a reminder of the rights that were fought for and are often taken for granted. He brings new life and relevance to every word, article, and clause in our nation’s greatest document. This edition, filled with depictions of flags, founding fathers, eagles, and even Uncle Sam, will arrive just in time for Constitution Day—which falls on September 17 annually."
"Constitution Day...marks the anniversary of the document’s signing in 1787, after four months of strenuous debate in Philadelphia. Since 2004, public schools have been required to devote part of the day’s lessons to the Constitution—to its genesis, its implementation, and to its lasting significance.
"Teachers looking to enliven the proceedings might turn to the illustrator and calligrapher Sam Fink’s exuberant rendition, “The Constitution of the United States of America,”…the book contains every word of the Constitution, written in Fink's distinctive hand, along with boldly colored illustrations.
"Fink, who has also created illustrated versions of the Gettysburg Address and the Book of Exodus, is at once reverent and mischievous. Throughout, we see his gentle but strongly-felt patriotism, along with flashes of humor."
-Ian Crouch, The New Yorker
"Although its purpose is obviously not to help you cram for a test, I daresay you might remember parts of the Constitution better from perusing this book than from a so-called study guide...something about the lovingly drawn calligraphy and the deeply inked drawings makes reading Article I that much more intense."
-Lisa Parsons, The Hippo
"...a lovely art and history reference, perfect for gift-giving or inclusion in any general history or arts holding."
- California Bookwatch
About the Author
Sam Fink is a multi-talented artist of inimitable range, who has entertained and educated both adults and children with vibrantly illustrated texts of American histroy for more than twenty years. His first project was The Constitution of the United States of America
, done in pen and ink for Random House in 1987. This was followed by The Declaration of Independence: The Words That Made America
(Scholastic). Most recently, Sam has produced the illustrated The Books of Exodus
, The Gettysburg Address
, and illustrated the accordion format Give It All, Give It Now
by Annie Dillard for Welcome Books.