Our Colonial Year

By Cheryl Harness
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689834790, 40pp.)

Publication Date: December 1, 2005

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In Colonial America

there were no big grocery stores.

No microwaves to serve up

dinner piping hot.

And no dishwashers

for cleaning up.

So what chores did

colonial children do?

From quilting bees and

maple sugaring in winter,

to tilling the earth in spring,

to harvesting an autumn feast,

storyteller and historian

Cheryl Harness tells a

month-by-month story

of a brand-new nation and

the children in every city and farm

whose hard work

built America.

Readers of all ages will delight

in this vibrant folk art

chronicle of one indelible

nation way back when.

About the Author

Cheryl Harness is an author-illustrator, speaker, sometime sculptor, and harmonica player. She has created many acclaimed historical picture books, including Ghosts of the Civil War, Ghosts of the White House, Ghosts of the 20th Century, Mark Twain and the Queens of the Mississippi, and Three Young Pilgrims. She lives in Independence, Missouri, with her Scottie, Maude, and her cats, Irene and Merrie Emma.

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