The Dreadful, Smelly Colonies: The Disgusting Details About Life in Colonial America

The Dreadful, Smelly Colonies: The Disgusting Details About Life in Colonial America

by Elizabeth Raum


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An educational and entertaining look at what life was like in Colonial America. From moldy food and dirt covered clothes to poisonous pests and extreme weather, American colonists did not have the easiest lives. Items that we take for granted like deodorant and soap were no where to be found. A great way to get kids interested in history and appreciative of our lives today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429663519
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 12/01/2010
Series: Disgusting History Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 70,024
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Raum has written over two-dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including a biography of Louis Armstrong for Capstone Press. Over the years, she has worked as a middle school and high school English teacher, an elementary school librarian, and a college library director. Elizabeth Raum has written many nonfiction books for children. Two of her Capstone You Choose books, Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure (2011) and Can You Survive Storm Chasing? (2012), are Junior Library Guild selections. Elizabeth lives in Michigan with her husband, Richard.

Table of Contents

The 13 American colonies — New land, new home — Hardtack, anyone? — No privacy in the privy — Dirty jobs — Hard labor — Rough roads — Witch trials — Bad medicine — What's that smell? — Difficult times — Times change, smell remains.

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