Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

by Jean Fritz, Trina Schart Hyman, Margot Tomes
     
 

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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

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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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A 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698114401
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
191,158
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile:
970L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

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

Meet the Author

Jean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of Homesick, is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers, including What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, and Shh! We're Writing the Constitution. She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association, and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children's literature.

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