- Age Range: 5 - 9 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 4
- Lexile Measure: 1120L (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; 1St Edition edition (September 9, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 141695418X
- ISBN-13: 978-1416954187
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (172 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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We the People: The Story of Our Constitution Hardcover – September 9, 2008
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Starred Review. Grade 3–5—In clear, cogent prose, Cheney lays out the tumultuous situation of the country at the end of the Revolutionary War. She moves on to the gathering of the representatives at the convention and colorfully describes the various issues and arguments that had to be resolved before the Constitution could be written. The vocabulary is rich, and the author incorporates fascinating details about the personalities who undertook this monumental task. The text is placed on clean white space on a quarter of each spread, with a quote from one of the historical figures at the bottom. The remaining three quarters of the spread is given to Harlin's impressive artwork, described as being done in "various water media." The sweep of these realistic paintings across the pages highlights the drama of each situation, and the artist makes remarkable use of perspective, making readers feel as though they are part of the actual scene. A delight for history buffs, perfect for reports, and a good read in general, this well-researched offering should be a first purchase for most libraries.—Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
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About the Author
Lynne Cheney’s most recent book is the New York Times bestseller, We the People: The Story of Our Constitution, illustrated by Greg Harlin. She is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers America: A Patriotic Primer, A Is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women, When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots, A Time for Freedom: What Happened When in America, and Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America, and has written a memoir, Blue Skies, No Fences. Mrs. Cheney is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, Vice President Richard B. Cheney.
Greg Harlin is an acclaimed artist and illustrator. His books for children include Dangerous Crossing, Paul Revere's Midnight Ride, Mississippi, and Hanukkah at Valley Forge, winner of the 2007 Sydney Taylor Book Award. He has spent much of his twenty-eight working years recreating history through his paintings. His work has appeared in many national periodicals, including National Geographic, National Park Service publications, and Kids Discover magazine, and has received award recognition from the Society of Illustrators and American Illustration, among other entities. Mr. Harlin lives in Annapolis, Maryland.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is a wonderful version of how our Constitution came to be that is suitable for children. It's time we get back to teaching our children the wonderful history of the United States. Just listen to one interview with Mrs. Cheney and you will understand how knowledgeable she is about US history and how much she loves this country. It seems she is commited to doing something positive for children.
Oh, and the illustrations in this book are wonderful!
Although a children's book, this book is a great history lesson for all ages to realize the difficulties our nation faced in its infancy. This non-partisan read is for people on either side of the aisle. Highly recommended for great learning with your children, grandchildren and even your spouse!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easy read of stuff they don't teach you in public school.Published 5 months ago by Bill & Betty Davis
Love the presentation and art work. This is a great addition to my library! Highly recommend!!Published 5 months ago by R Vaughn
It can teach you a lot of things about the constitution and review some things that you already knew aboutPublished 7 months ago by Ayush
A great book! A historical account told very well and my kids liked it as well.Published 11 months ago by Acadlover
A very good publication if you are interested in how our country got it's start. Plus seeing the founders of the country.Published 11 months ago by Loy L. Banks