Shh! We're Writing the Constitution
Author: Jean Fritz
Illustrator: Tomie dePaola
Grade Level Equivalent:
Guided Reading Level:
Constitution and Bill of Rights, Historic Documents, Thirteen Colonies and Life, Democracy, Historic Figures
Award-winning author Fritz takes readers behind the scenes at the Constitutional Convention for a good-humored history lesson, enlivened by dePaola's quirky illustrations.
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!
A copy of the Constitution is included in the back of the book.
Award-winning Jean Fritz is undeniably a master of her craft. She brings to life historical figures and makes their biographies entertaining, informative, and filled with natural child appeal.