Betsy Ross and the Silver Thimble

Betsy Ross and the Silver Thimble

by Stephanie Greene, Diana Magnuson
     
 

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Betsy Ross wants to prove to her brother that she can do whatever he can -- but she ends up proving something to herself instead.

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Betsy Ross wants to prove to her brother that she can do whatever he can -- but she ends up proving something to herself instead.

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Children's Literature
This fictionalized biography of Betsy Ross' childhood begins when she was six years old. Betsy wanted to help her father, a master builder, craft a larger table for their growing family. When she was told by her brother George she couldn't because she was a girl, Betsy became angry and tried anyway, cutting her finger in the process. Her mother gently reminded her that it is important to be true to one's self, symbolized by the gift of a silver thimble. Years later, Betsy Ross was to meet George Washington to discuss the design of a flag for the United States. Fact and fiction merge in this imagined, somewhat didactic, easy biography with a contemporary perspective and message. Idealized illustrations use soft lines and shapes in subdued tones to decorate the romanticized account. A timeline concludes the book. Part of the "Childhood of Famous Americans" series. 2002, Aladdin/Simon and Schuster,
— Maria Salvadore <%ISBN%>0689849540

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689849671
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Ready-to-read COFA Series
Edition description:
1 ALADDIN
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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