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S a bashful boy who blushed easily goes on to his early days as king and finally examines his role in the American Rev. This month while the Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge has been focusing on nonfiction I decided to finally sit down and read a stack of the late Jean Fritz s books about the history of the United States In total I read 8 titles And Then What Happened Paul Revere illustrated by Margot Tomes 1973 Why Don t You Get a Horse Sam Adams illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman 1974 Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May illustrated by Margot Tomes 1975 What s the Big Idea Ben Franklin illustrated by Margot Tomes 1976 Will You Sign Here John Hancock illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman 1976 Can t You Make Them Behave King George illustrated by Tomie dePaola 1977 Where Do You Think You re Going Christopher Columbus illustrated by Margot Tomes 1980 Shh We re Writing the Constitution illustrated by Tomie dePaola 1987All of these except the last one are biographies of key figures in early America In each biography Fritz focuses on a representative uirk of each individual she profiles which serves as a unifying thread for the important events of that person s life For John Hancock whose signature looms so large on the declaration of independence this is his desire for attention and the ostentatious ways he went about trying to get it For Sam Adams it is his refusal to learn to ride a horse for Columbus his terrible sense of direction and tendency to stumble upon good fortune and for King George his blind paternalism toward the colonists even when they have made very clear their disdain for him In the last book Shh We re Writing the Constitution Fritz tells the story of the difficulties and compromises that occurred among different historical figures as the US Constitution slowly took shape In both types of books Fritz focuses heavily not just on historical events but on the personalities of the key figures who contributed to the outcomes of these events Fritz does not simply idolize these men for their greatness instead she shows both how they were ordinary stubborn foolish insufferable laughable uirky selfish etc and extraordinary No one is treated as all good or all bad but instead they are portrayed as very human For a reader like me who reads books mainly for their characters I found this approach refreshing and endearing Whereas I struggle to focus on lengthy informational texts that try to drill details into my memory the characters in each of these books were fascinating to me As I read in the evenings I kept saying to my husband Hey did you know and I never knew that None of these books is enough on its own to convey all the details of the discovery of America the signing of the Declaration of Independence the Revolutionary War or the drafting of the Constitution but every single one of them provides context for understanding those events on a personal and emotional level The straightforward facts which are included alongside the biographical details are made memorable by Fritz s engaging and humorous writing style and everything she writes about comes to life in a way that school textbooks never couldThey would make wonderful read alouds for elementary kids who are studying colonial America but they are just as entertaining as independent reads for older readers who want a refresher Also wonderful are the illustrations for each volume There are three illustrators for these books Margot Tomes Trina Schart Hyman and Tomie dePaola Though all three artists styles suit the mood and content of the books my personal favorite is Hyman Her pictures have the most detail and in my opinion the most personality Tomes is a close second I especially like the way she draws children but found that I associated dePaola too much with other books and other genres to feel like he was a good fit for this subject matter Still I think the designer for these books did a great job of keeping a consistent look to the whole series that places the reader in a particular frame of mind regardless of who drew the picturesNow that I have read all of these books I understand why they were so popular in my school library during childhood and why I hear so much about them in homeschooling circles I plan to use them with my kids when we study US history and I hope they will learn to love history as I never did as a child by observing how much fun Fritz clearly had writing about it This review also appears on my blog Read at Home Mom
read Can't You Make Them Behave King George?
Olution when Americans ceased to think of him as good King George Fascinating history made accessible for young reader. Can t You Make Them Behave King George is a story about King George III that starts when George was just a boy and very ill mannered As George grows up along the path of becoming king he is tutored and begins to act like a king After searching for the perfect ueen the story gives an account of their marriage crowning and their growing life together The book accurately and authentically conveys factual information by giving dates from history and presents facts from the story of the king s life accompanied with illustrations The information is organized by being presented in a story The information is easy to follow because it is chronologically presented At first I was turned off by the book because it looks dated but I was too uick to judge a book by it s cover The information is presented in a way that is easy to follow along with while still learning a lot of information The illustrations are cartoonish which is appealing for the reader to also follow along with They are interactive by using speech bubbles I think the author does a good job at writing clearly and presenting that they understand what they are writing about I would use Jean Fritz s books in the classroom as additional resources for lessons on historical events I think it is important to be able to learn information not just by reading a textbook or listening to a lecture and Jean Fritz allows reader to read an enjoyable story and learn information
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This entertaining volume sheds light on the Make Them PDF #8608 life of England's King George III It begins when he wa. AMAZING Jean Fritz s passion for history is apparent in all of her books She relates historical happenings as they happened making sure to add in details that most people don t focus on in the history books She includes accurate background information so we can see King George as a human being with all the faults insecurities etc so that we can relate to him and see who he really was This book tells all about King George and his conflicts with the colonists It reads just like a storybook is illustrated and is kid friendly I highly recommend this book and anything Jean Fritz has written