Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell

by Gail Sakurai
     
 

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The "Cornerstones of Freedom" detail important events in United States history. Children are given the sense of being witnesses to history-in-the-making and contemporaries of famous people who helped shape the United States into the world power it is today. Starting with the Spring 1992 titles, a brand-new format has been introduced using more photographs (many in… See more details below

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The "Cornerstones of Freedom" detail important events in United States history. Children are given the sense of being witnesses to history-in-the-making and contemporaries of famous people who helped shape the United States into the world power it is today. Starting with the Spring 1992 titles, a brand-new format has been introduced using more photographs (many in full-color), historical engravings, and an easy-to-read typeface. Many popular previously published titles will be updated in this new format. Each book includes an index.

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Gr 3-6Two very different series entries. Brill writes in flowery prose with some general statements that can be misleading. She briefly describes the planning of the city but neglects to say why L'Enfant did not finish the design. She describes many of the important buildings, giving the date that the Washington Monument was completed, but not when it was begun and why it took decades to construct. The text states that the Library of Congress was built "to house national documents," which is an oversimplification at best. Sakurai writes more smoothly and includes many facts about the bell that are not widely known. Full-color and black-and-white photographs appear throughout both books. Deborah Kent's Washington, D.C. (Children's, 1990) and Catherine Reef's Washington D.C. (Dillon, 1990) are for the same age level and are more complete in their coverage. The Liberty Bell, being more limited in scope, is the more useful of the two.Margaret C. Howell, West Springfield Elementary School, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613374323
Publisher:
Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Pages:
31
Product dimensions:
8.12(w) x 9.66(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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