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Yankee Doodle America

The Spririt of 1776 from A to Z

Wendell Minor - Author

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ISBN 9780399240034 | 48 pages | 20 Apr 2006 | Putnam Juvenile | 9.25 x 6.25in | 1 - AND UP years
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The perfect way to introduce young readers to the Revolutionary era

If you traveled the roads of colonial America, colorful hand-painted signs would greet you when you came across an inn or tavern, and inside, folks would be gathered to eagerly share the news of the day.Wendell Minor invites us on just such a journey through America in the days of its struggle for independence. Each striking illustration, painted on hand-carved replicas of these signs, introduces readers to the people, places and events that gave birth to our nation. Beginning with the Stamp Act that angered the patriots and inspired the “Sons of Liberty” to protest, readers meet George Washington (who gave his farewell speech to his soldiers at Fraunces Tavern), Thomas Jefferson (who penned the first draft of the Declaration of Independence at a Philadelphia tavern) and other historical figures, and learn about the documents and battles that keep the fight for freedom alive.

Wendell Minor has created a book of great beauty—every image invites the reader into it and offers up a sense of mystery to spark their curiosity about the history of our great nation.

"An inventive look at Revolutionary America."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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