The U. S. Constitution

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It’s 1787, and a handful of men are about to sign the United States Constitution. In a few minutes, a newly free country will have a set of rules made by the people, for the people. Join lawmaker James Madison as he picks up a pen and makes history.
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Overview

It’s 1787, and a handful of men are about to sign the United States Constitution. In a few minutes, a newly free country will have a set of rules made by the people, for the people. Join lawmaker James Madison as he picks up a pen and makes history.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
In six short chapters utilizing short sentences, few words per page, and extra sidebar material, this book offers basic information about our government document that sets the rules for running America. The document is considered a symbol of our freedom. The book format is simple. James Madison narrates as he introduces the Constitution at the beginning of the book, presents concise factual information in the main body, and concludes by telling readers that they can be proud of the Constitution. An illustrated double-spread diagram successfully depicts the three branches of government to explain the balance of power. The main text is presented on "old, scrolled paper." This look is appealing. The back matter tells about the four historic figures who framed the Constitution and includes ten main words defined in a glossary. A list of books, a safe web site, and an index are also offered. The books in the "American Symbols" work well to present historical information to young readers.
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2
What sets these series titles apart from the many other books on the same topics is their simplicity. Each volume briefly explains the history and significance of its symbol. A guide, either a historical figure important in the development of the symbol or a fictional character involved in its day-to-day operation, introduces each icon. This personal tone and the clear language make these titles accessible to young listeners. Large, richly colored and highly stylized artwork flows across the covers and pages with figures that resemble plastic toys. Unfortunately, there are no photos of the actual sites, monuments, or symbols. Each volume includes a list of facts. Most collections already have more complete titles about these topics. Purchase if there's a need.
—Carol S. SurgesCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781404826465
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: American Symbols Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 691,857
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.83 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.08 (d)

Meet the Author

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Norman Pearl has written 10 children’s books. He writes on both science and social studies topics and can’t decide which he likes better.

Norman lives in tropical Miami, Florida, with his wife and son. They have a small, white, fluffy dog named Max. Max thinks he is human, so the four of them go just about everywhere together.
Norman usually writes his books under a palm tree while sipping lemonade. When he needs a break, he jumps in the pool for a swim. Usually, the rest of the family follows him in.

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