This magnificent treasury tells the story of America through 100 true tales. Some are tales of triumph--the midnight ride of Paul Revere, the Wright brothers taking to the air, Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon. Read more...
This magnificent treasury tells the story of America through 100 true tales. Some are tales of triumph--the midnight ride of Paul Revere, the Wright brothers taking to the air, Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon. Some are tales of tragedy--the fate of the Donner Party, the great fire in Chicago, the eruption of Mount Saint Helens. There are stories of inventors and athletes and abolitionists and artists. Stories about struggling for freedom--again and again, in so many ways. With full-color illustrations on nearly every page and short, exciting stories, this book is perfect for browsing by the entire family. Notes at the end of each story direct readers to related stories. And a guide to thematic story arcs offers readers (and teachers) an easy way to follow their particular interests throughout the book. A treasure trove of a book that belongs in every home "This lively and engaging collection of stories recounting American history is a wonderful gift not only to the children of this country but also their parents. I can't wait to share it with my grandchildren." --Tom Brokaw
- ISBN-13: 9780375812569
- ISBN-10: 0375812563
- Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: August 2006
- Page Count: 358
- Reading Level: Ages 8-12
- Dimensions: 10.94 x 9.3 x 1.09 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.61 pounds
The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History
If the word "history" elicits yawns from children, it is not the fault of The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History. Written by Jennifer Armstrong and illustrated by Roger Roth, this treasury is ideal for short read-aloud or read-alone sessions; each story is no more than four pages long, and the illustrations are plentiful and exciting. Arranged in chronological order, it's a painless, satisfying way to introduce America's stories to children: from the first city (St. Augustine, 1565) to the 2000 Presidential election. Introduced along the way are not only the biggies like Ben Franklin and Abe Lincoln, but people and events as varied as Sojourner Truth, the O.K. Corral, Lizzie Borden, the Cuban Missile Crisis and PacMan.