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Shh! We're Writing the Constitution

Shh! We're Writing the Constitution

Written by Jean Fritz

Narrated by Jean Fritz


Shh! We're Writing the Constitution

Written by Jean Fritz

Narrated by Jean Fritz

ratings:
4.5/5 (11 ratings)
Length:
44 minutes
Released:
Jan 1, 1989
ISBN:
9780545521987
Format:
Audiobook

Description

With wit and scrupulous accuracy, Jean Fritz introduces the viewer to the delegates at the 1787 summer convention in Philadelphia. Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, James Madison, and many others representing the thirteen states gathered there to draft a plan that would unify these states while preserving their sovereignty.
Released:
Jan 1, 1989
ISBN:
9780545521987
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (4/5)
    It was very interesting and i learned multiple different facts!!
  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    I'm not saying everyone should learn about the writing of the United States Constitution through this book. However, being the frustrated student in American history that I was as a kid (I could never memorize names, places, or dates), I found this a terrific book. I think it is especially relevant to the present because I see so many challenges to the Constitution that I feel it is important to learn as much about it as I can. I didn't seek this book out. It found me! It came as a donation to my Little Free Library. As I was about to release it to children in my neighborhood, I was interested enough in the book title and the amusing cover art of patriots in their black and white garb (and some with wigs) that I thought I'd browse through its pages. That didn't happen. Instead, I sat down to read the whole book. I'm glad I did. The story of the statesmen who came together to write the Constitution was an educational read, but also quite a lot of fun with excellent and often funny pictures by Tomie dePaola (whose artwork I knew from the days when my own kids were small) and tidbits of interesting information to complement the main thrust of the story.This book not only provided me the incentive to read the Constitution, it also provided a full copy of the Constitution itself for me to read. I read it out loud so that I could understand it more fully. I think this may have been the first time that I actually ever read the entire U.S. Constitution, and I am seventy years old now. It was about time! Thank you, Jean Fritz and Tomie dePaola.

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  • (4/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Distinctive Jean Fritz narrative. Fun and informative. Tomie de Paola illustrated a lot of her books and was a good choice with this and others.

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