Tricking the Tallyman

Tricking the Tallyman

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Tricking the Tallyman by Jacqueline Davies, S.D. Schindler

Are kids interested in learning about the very first American census? Probably not. Do young readers clamor for stories set in the very, very olden days of the late 18th century? Uh, not really. Okay, but do they like nutty cat-and-mouse trickery, wacky slapstick, and animals disguised as people? You bet! So let them have all that, and if they end up learning a thing or two about our country, its history, and the ways our government works, shhh . . . we won’t tell!

Tricking the Tallyman accomplishes the tricky task of showing kids the way the 1790 census was tabulated (or tallied) and how the country’s new citizens came to understand (after much misunderstanding) how it worked to help them and the country. Excellent for classroom use or to put in the hands of bright kids with a taste for the quirky and irreverent, young readers may enjoy this story so much they might not even notice how much they’ve learned!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385755207
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 544,808
Lexile: AD660L (what's this?)
File size: 27 MB
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Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jacqueline Davies lives with her family in Needham, Massachusetts. Tallyman began with Davies’ involvement in a school project about the national census.

S. D. Schindler lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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