The John Hancock Club

By Louise Borden; Adam Gustavson (Illustrator)
(Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9781416918134, 48pp.)

Publication Date: June 2007

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Description
Sean McFerrin and his third grade class in Room 121 can't wait to learn how to write in cursive handwriting.
Their teacher, Mrs. Tovani, promises that whoever learns to use a legible and elegant cursive will be inducted into the John Hancock Club. Joining a club sounds exciting, but "who" is John Hancock?
As Sean and his classmates practice cursive writing, they also learn about John Hancock, a patriot in the American Revolution who had a very special signature and who was cheered in an extraspecial way:
"Huzzah Huzzah "
Will Sean's cursive ever be good enough for him to join a club named after such an important man? The surprises in store for Sean and his friends make for the best third grade year ever "Huzzah



About the Author
Louise Borden is the highly regarded author of many books, including Good Luck, Mrs. K!, Sleds on Boston Common, Good-bye, Charles Lindbergh and The Little Ships: The Heroic Rescue at Dunkirk in WW II--all published by Margaret McElderry Books. Across the Blue Pacific is based on the true story of her uncle, Theodore Taylor Walker, who served aboard the USS Albacore (SS-218) during World War II. She lives with her husband, Pete, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has three grown children. Her website can be found at www.louiseborden.com.

Adam Gustavson is the award-winning illustrator of over twenty books for children, including "Rock and Roll Highway" by Sebastian Robertson, "Just Kidding" by Trudy Ludwig, "Snow Day"! by Lester L. Laminack, and the Charlie Bumpers series by Bill Harley. Adam holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He lives in New Jersey with his family.
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