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. . . If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution Paperback – June 1, 1992
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Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 120 children's books. She lives in Raleigh, N.C.
Top Customer Reviews
My son really liked the section that told about who several of the key delegates were such as Ben Franklin, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, etc. The book tries to show you their personality, not just facts about their lives.
I would definitely recommend this book!
This children's book provides a really good overview of the events leading up to the formation of the Constitution, the process by which it was written and signed, and some background information about important historical figures including Ben Franklin, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Gouverneur Morris, James Madison, William Paterson, Roger Sherman, and Luther Martin.
My children and I really enjoyed this book. The language is appropriate for young listeners, and the book provided just enough information in small bites without being too overwhelming. What we found most interesting were the amendments that were added to the Constitution and how they had an impact on the lives of Americans. For example, before the 13th Amendment was added to the Constitution in 1865, it was legal to own slaves.
Joan Holub's illustrations are bright and colourful, and they are featured on nearly every page. It was very interesting for my kids to see how people looked and dressed during that time period.
Overall, I am very impressed with this series and will be looking for more of them to add to our collection. This book is a very good complement to your American history studies, and I would recommend it! The series is marketed as appropriate for Grades 3-5.
MY RATING: 4 stars!! It was very good, and we would recommend it!
The book is organized well, and is easy to read an understand. I will buy more books from this series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another good "if you were there" book. Nice insight into the writing of the constitution.Published on August 24, 2014 by Dionne Tarpenning
I highly recommend this series of books for kids who want to learn about history and better understand what it was like to live back then.Published on February 18, 2014 by Sarah P.
This is the perfect addition to our homeschool history and geography curriculum. This series of books is such a great resource to have.Published on September 19, 2013 by Kary