The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence

By Judith St George; Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator)
Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399237386, 48pp.

Publication Date: May 2005

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Description
Everyone would agree the one and only Declaration of Independence deservesthe best. After all, it's at the heart of our country. But since it was signed in 1776, the Declaration has had as many ups and downs as the United States itself. It has been rolled up, copied, hidden away and traveled by horseback, sailing vessel, mail truck, railroad car and military tank. After being front and center of a new nation, it has escaped two British invasions and survived for more than two centuries of both peaceful times and devastating wars.What a journey And it remains proudly the one and only Declaration of Independence.
Judith St. George, author of "So You Want to Be President"?, and Will Hillenbrand give readers a witty and wonderfully illustrated true story of the invincible Declaration, giving heroic testimony to the grit and determination of the country itself.A fun and fascinating way to share the history of the document that gave the American people their freedom.



About the Author
Judith St. George has published dozens of successful nonfiction books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winningSo You Want to Be President?and the historical Turning Point series, includingYou re On Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt;Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln; andTake the Lead, George Washington. You can visit her online at www.judithstgeorge.com.WILL HILLENBRAND has written and illustrated many award-winning picture books, including The House That Drac Built by Judy Sierra and his own Down by the Station. He lives in Terrace Park, Ohio.



Praise For The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence

Praise for The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence:
"This well-researched, readable, and well-illustrated book belongs on the shelves of all public and school libraries. It’s a wonderful way to learn history."—School Library Journal, starred review
"History buffs or not, all readers will come away better informed about this honored 2'×21/2' sheet of parchment."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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