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Shh! We're Writing the Constitution

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Shh! We're Writing the Constitution

By Jean Fritz; Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)

Paperstar Book, Paperback, 9780698116245, 64pp.

Publication Date: December 29, 1997

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Description
Go behind the scenes at the Constitutional Convention, thanks to award-winning author Jean Fritz's words and illustrations by the incomparable Tomie dePaola
This factual gem that's written with Jean Fritz's humorous touch chronicles the hot summer of 1787 where fifty-five delegates from thirteen states huddled together in the strictest secrecy in Philadelphia to draw up the constitution of the United States

Includes a copy of the Constitution and those who signed it

"An informative, interesting, and immensely readable account of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 . . . An excellent choice for introducing young readers to the complexities of the constitution."--School Library Journal


About 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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