Shh! We're Writing The Constitution
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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
Ages: 7-11

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Go behind the scenes at the Constitutional Convention, thanks to award-winning author Jean Fritz's words!

This factual gem that's written with Newbery Honor author 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!

Includes a copy of the Constitution and those who signed it!


"An informative, interesting, and immensely readable account of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 . . . An excellent choice for introducing young readers to the complexities of the constitution."—School Library Journal

Author Bio

Jean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of Homesick, is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers, including What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, and Shh! We're Writing the Constitution. She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association, and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children's literature.

Editorial Reviews

"An informative, interesting, and immensely readable account of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 . . . An excellent choice for introducing young readers to the complexities of the constitution."—School Library Journal

"In her conversational and entertaining style, Fritz takes readers behind the scenes to learn what it was like during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 . . . A really delightful way to learn American history."—Children's Literature 

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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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