If You Lived 100 Years Ago

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Readers travel back in time to explore life in New York City 100 years ago, learning how rich and poor people dressed, traveled, dined, and entertained themselves. Full color.

Describes what life was like in New York City, then the largest city in the United States, during the 1890's.

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Overview

Readers travel back in time to explore life in New York City 100 years ago, learning how rich and poor people dressed, traveled, dined, and entertained themselves. Full color.

Describes what life was like in New York City, then the largest city in the United States, during the 1890's.

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
While the presentation might not be glamorous, the information and style are captivating as McGovern does a superb job of relating a sense of the past to children. A fine historical writer and researcher, McGovern focuses on 1890s New York and uses the details children adore to let them know exactly what it felt like to live in all classes of society at the turn of the century. Written as a series of questions and answers, the book gives a sense of every day life--bathrooms, the latest clothing styles, costs, fast food of the 1890s, slang, and the games and amusements people pursued. 1999, Scholastic, Ages 8 up, $5.99. Reviewer: Susie Wilde
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780590960014
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: If You.
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 107,879
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Meet the Author


Ann McGovern has been writing children's books for over 35 years. She has published over 45 titles including STONE SOUP, several books in the IF YOU LIVED.... series, and SCRAM, KID! (Viking, 1974), which won the Horn Book Award. McGovern spent part of her career at Scholastic, where she created the See-Saw Book Club. McGovern lives in New York City.
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  • Posted April 13, 2009

    Teaching about change

    I was introducing the concept of change or time in my second grade class and I thought this book would be of some help. It turned out that this book is more for diplay than for a lesson. The illustrations are hard to understand for the children. The class must have schema before showing this text. The book works after other lessons or text have been presented. If class has no schema of New York understanding is limited. It did help to bring questions from the students but I am not sure of the understanding of a change in time. I would not reccommend this text for lesson planning but I would add to classroom reference library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    My son enjoyed it.

    My 7 year old loves reading these types of books. It really opens up an opportunity to teach them about the differences in what goes on today and what happened 100 years ago. Great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2006

    I love this book

    This book is very interesting. Its about lifestyle in the late 1800s and the early 1900s. Very great book. I also think that the author is wonderful!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2004

    Great read for children.

    This book is awesome reading with your children. My 7 year old son listened intently as I read the first 50 pages to him. The information is so interesting, and my son was amazed people lived like that. It is a very useful history tool. It also sparks questions and conversations regarding this topic. It is a book you could read together over and over, then pass it to your child and have hime read it alone. Great book.

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