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Civics and Government, Constitution and Bill of Rights, Democracy, Historic Documents, Historic Figures, Colonial and Revolutionary America
Award-winning author Jean Fritz takes readers on a journey back in time to one of the most famous and important assemblies in American history. This story reveals what went on behind the scenes at the Constitutional Convention, and there are many lessons to be learned from Fritz's accurate account. It's a candid look at the people and events that shaped the creation of one of our nation's most important documents — the Constitution. Readers learn how this treasured work was written and ratified. Included is the full text of the document produced by the Constitutional Convention in 1787, a complement to this already incredible story!
In true "Fritzian" style, young readers are offered a good-humored history lesson that will clarify the importance of the Constitution. Illustrations by celebrated author and illustrator Tomie dePaola add a novel touch to this wonderful account.
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.