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Shh! We're Writing the Constitution

Shh! We're Writing the Constitution

by Jean Fritz Illustrated by Tomie dePaola

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, written with Jean Fritz's humorous touch, chronicles the hot summer of 1787 where fifty-five delegates, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, James Madison among them, from thirteen states huddled together in the strictest secrecy in Philadelphia to draw up the constitution of the United States that would unify their states while preserving their sovereignty! A copy of the Constitution is included in the back of the book.

9, 10, 11
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 6
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Paperstar Book
Number of Pages
Informational Text

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Jean Fritz 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.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Tomie dePaola Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut in 1934. At age 4, he knew he wanted to become a writer and an illustrator. His mother was an avid book lover and read to him and his brother often. As a child, dePaola would illustrate the books his mother read to him.

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