The New York Colony

The New York Colony

by Kevin Cunningham
     
 

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When did Europeans first arrive in New York?

English explorer Henry Hudson landed on what is now called Manhattan in 1609.

Inside, You'll Find:

How colonists lived before New York became the eleventh state;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and what role New York played in the American Revolution;

Surprising True facts that will shock and amaze you!See more details below

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Overview

When did Europeans first arrive in New York?

English explorer Henry Hudson landed on what is now called Manhattan in 1609.

Inside, You'll Find:

How colonists lived before New York became the eleventh state;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and what role New York played in the American Revolution;

Surprising True facts that will shock and amaze you!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Veronica Bartles
Part of the "A True Book" series, this book explores the history of the New York colony in an easily-accessible way. By presenting two statements, one true and one false, at the beginning of the text, Cunningham encourages young readers to study the narrative to determine which statement is true and which one is false. Colorful illustrations, maps, and highlighted fun facts bring the text to life. Cunningham begins the story with the first settlers of New York, the Native Americans, then moves on to the European settlers and through colonial times and the fight for independence to the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Although the book lacks some detail, such as when Cunningham mentions that there were four New Yorkers to sign the Declaration of Independence, but only provides information about three of them, it is still a valuable resource for children researching the colony for a school project. An index and glossary make the information presented within these pages easy to navigate, and a list of additional resources, including places to visit in person as well as online, makes this book a great jumping-off point for research. Reviewer: Veronica Bartles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531266076
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Series:
A True Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
540,225
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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