Who Said That?: Famous Americans Speak

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Have you ever stumbled upon a famous quote and thought, "Who said that?" Well, now you can find out in this amusing and informative introduction to quotes and quoters.

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"Ain't I a woman?"

" The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

"I've been on calendars—but I've never been on time."

If you guessed Sojourner Truth, Franklin Delanor Roosevelt, and Marilyn Monroe, you're right. From the serious, to the ...

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Overview

Have you ever stumbled upon a famous quote and thought, "Who said that?" Well, now you can find out in this amusing and informative introduction to quotes and quoters.

Here's a little quiz. Who said:

"Ain't I a woman?"

" The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

"I've been on calendars—but I've never been on time."

If you guessed Sojourner Truth, Franklin Delanor Roosevelt, and Marilyn Monroe, you're right. From the serious, to the sublime, to the witty, Robert Burleigh's spirited text gives us the stories behind the words and the people who voiced them, while David Catrow's drawings provide satirical insights into the lives and times of these noted Americans.

So are you ready to start guessing?

"Man, if you have to ask, you'll never know."

If you want to know who said that—read on.

A collection of quotations along with the story behind the words and the people who voiced them.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Melinda M. Sprinkle
The power of the spoken word is the focus. From the serious and inspirational to the witty and sublime, these oft quoted words from prestigious men and women, including Franklin Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, and Martin Luther King, Jr., are a rich legacy. The speakers may be long gone, but their words live on. Have you ever thought about the story behind a quote? Burleigh's lively text allows the reader to see what was behind the words. Catrow's detailed ink drawings are comical, full of satire, and tell a story by themselves. Great for teacher introductions to history or science, and a wonderful attention grabber for any age.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-7Brief quotations from famous Americans are accompanied by satirical pen-and-ink caricatures and a short explanation of the subject's place in history. The author's introduction states his purpose clearly: "Quotations can be ways to learn about people...ways to get new information, and...just plain fun." The wacky (some would say goofy) cover illustration of Harpo Marx sets the tone for this irreverent look at a wide variety of individuals. Burleigh has assembled a multicultural group of men and women from the 18th through the 20th centuries, such as Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Boone, Abigail Adams, Mother Jones, Groucho Marx, Louis Armstrong, Marilyn Monroe, and Babe Ruth. The caricatures range from clever (Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton brewing up a pot of "Revolution" on a stove) to the less tasteful (Martin Luther King, Jr.'s highly exaggerated oratory expression and Abraham Lincoln spewing phlegm when he is sick with smallpox). The humor is akin to the style of Mad magazine and appealing to middle-grade sensibilities. Although the text does not go into a lot of detail, it does provide snapshots of the subjects and may inspire readers to look for more information. Laid-back and nonthreatening, this book would be especially useful for reluctant readers.Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805043945
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 46
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.42 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Burleigh can relate best to Daniel Boone's words, "I've never been lost; but I was bewildered once for three days." When not bewildered, however, Mr. Burleigh paints, sculpts, and writes books for young readers. He lives in Chicago.

David Catrow is a nationally syndicated political cartoonist. He is the illustrator of many books for children, including That's Good! That's Bad! by Margery Cuyler and Over the River and Through the Wood by Lydia Maria Child. The recipient of two New York Times Best Illustrated Book Awards, David Catrow lives in Springfield, Ohio, with his family.

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