Shh! We're Writing The Constitution  -     By: Jean Fritz
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Shh! We're Writing The Constitution

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers / Paperback

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After the Declaration of Independence was signed.what would happen? Would they become 13 individual countries? Should there be a strong central government? Who would regulate money? These were the questions being tossed around when it was decided that a Continental Congress should be held, and that created the need for our Constitution. Discover how our modern government came to be with exquisitely read-able and entertaining text by Jean Fritz and illustrations by the well-beloved Tomie dePaola. 64 pages, softcover with the text of the Constitution included.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 64
Vendor: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Dimensions: 9.02 X 7.02 X 0.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0698116240
ISBN-13: 9780698116245
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Ages: 7-11

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This factual gem that's written with Jean Fritz's humorous touch chronicles the hot summer of 1787 where fifty-five delegates from thirteen states huddled together in the strictest secrecy in Philadelphia to draw up the constitution of the United States!

Author Bio

Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China where she lived until the age of thirteen. She tells her story in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book.
     Ms Fritz is the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people.
     Among the prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: a medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture, a Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, an American Book Award, a Christopher Award, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice Awards. 
 

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    Jeanette Wilson
    This book is very informative. We read it daily to supplement our History books. We have 3 home schoolers ages from 8-15, and this has something in it for all three to keep them interested.
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