John, Paul, George & Ben

Lane Smith (Author)
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Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 4 to 6

"Describing each man in turn as either bold, noisy, honest, clever, or independent, and taking many liberties with the truth, Smith relates how the Founding Fathers of the titleand Jefferson, tooplayed a part in securing Americas freedom. Hancocks penchant for sprawling his name across the chalkboard as a child led to his boldly writing the biggest signature on the Declaration of Independence. Reveres loud voice selling underwear in his shop came in handy when he had to scream The Redcoats are coming! Washingtons honest admission to chopping down trees led to his serving as president in New York City where there were few forests. Well, you get the idea. The pen-and-ink cartoon illustrations, richly textured with various techniques, add to the fun. Page turns reveal droll surprises such as young bewigged George, axe in hand and already missing some teeth, surveying his felled orchard, or Franklins rejoinder when the townspeople express their vexation with his clever sayings. Early American typefaces, parchment grounds, and vestiges of 18th-century life, like chamber pots and hoop toys, evoke a sense of the time. A true-and-false section in the back separates fact from fiction. While children will love the off-the-wall humor, there is plenty for adult readers to enjoy, toothe clever fly leaf, puns (that bell-ringing took a toll on young Paul), and more. Exercise your freedom to scoop up this one."----School Library Journal

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SKU 1513
ISBN 9780786848935
Language English
Lexile ® Measure AD660L
Product Type Hardcover Books
Primary Contributor Lane Smith
Age Groups Ages 4 to 6
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group