If You Were There When They Signed the Constitutionby Elizabeth Levy, Richard Rosenblum
In a lively question and answer format, readers are taken behind the locked doors of the Philadelphia State House during the dramatic Constitutional Convention.
Meet the Author
Elizabeth Levy was born on April 4, 1942, in Buffalo, N.Y. She earned a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Brown University, and a M.A.T. from Columbia University. Before writing full-time, she worked as an editor and researcher in a news department at American Broadcasting Co. and was an assistant editor at a publishing company. Her books cover a wide range of reading levels and subject matter. While Levy obviously writes her books to instruct children, she also says she writes on subjects in which she is greatly interested. Levy is a member of the Authors Guild, Authors League of America, Writers of America, and PEN.
Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 120 children's books. She lives in Raleigh, N.C.
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Levy helped my children(i'm a teacher) understand this very well. With colored pictures it kept them interested and every fact was important!
I really enjoyed this book, I bought it for my son who had to write a book report (3rd grade) for his class assugnment, and I wanted to read it first before he did in case he had any questions. I found it to be a fine sum up of the events that led up to it, and more. The story flowed well, depsite the author's tendencey to stir up racial factors that were unimportant for the most part. They wanted to let you know that it was a black man answering the door at a party, but left out how George Washington and other leaders were already setting up a framework that would eventually abolish slavery. Yet these instances were about three in number, and I still found the book as a whole very interesting. Kids may get confused toward the end of the book when it breaks from story telling and goes into charts and illustrations about how laws are made, so hold their hand if need be.