* Classrooms have changed a lot since the 18th century---but mischievous kids are just the same! As your 4- to 8-year-olds follow two boisterous brothers through their day, they'll be intrigued by their birch-bark paper and hornbooks; amused at the tricks they play on one another; and proud of them for learning to read and write! 32 pages, hardcover from Putnam.
Life in an eighteenth-century one-room schoolhouse might be different from today-but like any other pair of siblings, brothers Peter and John Paul get up to plenty of mischief! Readers follow the two as they work with birch-bark paper and hornbooks, play tricks on each other, get in trouble, and celebrate when John Paul learns to read and write.
Verla Kay's trademark short and evocative verse and S. D. Schindler's lively art add humor and character to the classic schoolhouse scenes, and readers will love discovering the differences-and similarities- to their own school days.
Verla Kay, pictured below, has written numerous acclaimed historical picture books. She lives in Tekoa, Washington.
S. D. Schindler is the illustrator of numerous picture books, including Home on the Range and The Story of Salt. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.