Who Do You Think You Are?: Be a Family Tree Detective

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Candlewick Press, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
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Become a family tree detective and uncover your family heritage!

Names, eye color, hair color, nose size, personality--all can be passed down from one family member to the next. This compelling activity book gives kids the tools to investigate, discover, and preserve family secrets and treasures. Tips and ideas run the gamut from interviewing parents, grandparents, and other relatives to looking through family photos, letters, and heirlooms, as well as using the Internet for further research. Among the activities to complete:

A keepsake treasure book
A family tree poster
Family research cards
A family crest
A time capsule
A mini-census

Accessible language and funny, colorful illustrations make the ever-more-popular hobby of genealogy available to a new generation of family historians.

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About the author (2011)

Dan Waddell started his writing career as a newspaper reporter and later became a sportswriter for BBC books. When his son was born in 2003, he became curious about his own family history, and after a few hours of research he uncovered a scandalous family secret! Dan Waddell lives in London.

Warwick Johnson Cadwell's illustrations have appeared in several newspapers and magazines. His art is inspired by the comics and cartoons he grew up reading and watching. Warwick Johnson Cadwell lives in England.

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