A More Perfect Union (Paperback)

The Story of Our Constitution

By Betsy Maestro, Giulio Maestro (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780688101923, 48pp.

Publication Date: April 8, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Spanish (3/1/1993)
Prebound (4/8/2008)

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With accurate historical information, this easy-to-understand book tells why and how the Constitution of the United States was created. A More Perfect Union includes a map and back matter with a table of dates and a summary of the Articles of the Constitution.

"A simple, attractive, informative book about a milestone in American history. The simplest and most accessible history of the Constitution to date."—School Library Journal

Supports the Common Core State Standards

About the Author

Betsy Maestro is the author of the "American Story" series, illustrated by her husband, Giulio. She has also written several other non-fiction picture books, including the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out science books How Do Apples Grow? and Why Do Leaves Change Color? The Maestros live in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Giulio Maestro is the illustrator of over 100 children’s books. He has also written his own books of word play and has co-authored two I Can Read Books with his son, Marco: What Do You Hear When Cows Sing, and Other Silly Riddles and Geese Find the Missing Piece: School Time Riddle Rhymes. The Maestros live in Old Lyme, CT.

Praise For A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution

“Should be invaluable.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“Most useful as the earliest introduction available to the Constitution.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“A good job of showing today’s children how this extraordinary document was created.”
San Francisco Chronicle