Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

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“The book is a most enjoyable view of history…. The delightful illustrations exactly suit the times and the extraordinary character of John Hancock.”—The Horn Book

Everyone knows that John Hancock was one of the first signers of the Declaration of Independence. But not many know that he signed his name so large to show how mad he was about how the colonists had been treated. This witty book highlights little-known facts about this historical figure.

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Overview

“The book is a most enjoyable view of history…. The delightful illustrations exactly suit the times and the extraordinary character of John Hancock.”—The Horn Book

Everyone knows that John Hancock was one of the first signers of the Declaration of Independence. But not many know that he signed his name so large to show how mad he was about how the colonists had been treated. This witty book highlights little-known facts about this historical figure.

A biography of the first signer of the Declaration of Independence outlining all that he did for himself as well as what he did for Massachusetts and his new nation.

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Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book
An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice Book
A Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
A Library of Congress Best Children’s Book of the Year
 
“The book is a most enjoyable view of history…. The delightful illustrations exactly suit the times and the extraordinary character of John Hancock.”—The Horn Book

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698114401
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 116,661
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China where she lived until the age of thirteen. She tells her story in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book.
Ms Fritz is the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people.
Among the prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: a medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture, a Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, an American Book Award, a Christopher Award, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice Awards.

Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China where she lived until the age of thirteen. She tells her story in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book.
     Ms Fritz is the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people.
     Among the prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: a medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture, a Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, an American Book Award, a Christopher Award, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice Awards. 
 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2008

    Sign Here John Hancock

    In my social studies class we used this book to learn more about John Hancock. I would say that the title wasn't very good but my class really enjoyed reading it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2002

    John Hancock

    I thought that the book was okay. I had to write a report on John Hancock, and it was mandatory to read a biography on him. I couln't find one in my public library...so i asked my teacher who gave the book. She said the book was very breif, which it was. It lightly touched upon his life, and didn't exlain a lot. i had to do a lot moe reaserch on the web, as all the books I found were like 500 pages. I would recommend this book for kids in about 3rd or 4th grade.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2000

    Will you read this? A wonderful bio of John Hancock

    My 9yr old son needed to do a report and come dressed as John Hancock for school. This was a wonderful book to gather information from. The writing and pictures made this an enjoyable assignment. Not only for him but for myself as well.

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