Benchmark Books, Sep 1, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 47 pages
This series of books by the distinguished author and artist Leonard Everett Fisher explores the lives, times and occupations of American colonists. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations depicting early America, this series blends both the history of the times with its crafts. Widely hailed when they were first published, the books are again being made available to a whole new generation of readers.
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