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Children's LiteratureMrs. Brown, the wonderful teacher who takes her class on field trips, is back. This time they are going to a colonial village. They learn how to make candles, what toys children played with, and how to spin thread from wool. They attempt to sign their names with quill pens and line up and march like soldiers. They visit with several Native Americans and learn about the corn planting ceremony, Dream Catchers, and how to make rope from a stick. Katz's poems have a strong rhythm as well as being informational with touches of humor. Mrs. Brown's students have unique personalities. Alley's illustrations are well-placed on the page. Primary grade children will enjoy the humorous touches while they learn about life in the colonies. The endpapers are maps of the 13 original colonies and the Eastern Native Tribes and Nations of North America. This is a fun way to introduce children to American history. 2004, Simon & Schuster, Ages 5 to 8.