If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution

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Scholastic, 1992 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 80 pages
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If you were there when they signed the Constitution you would see
--Why the Constitution is called a miracle.
--The first big argument.
--What was missing from the Constitution.

This books takes you behind the locked doors of Philadelphia's State House during the history-making summer of 1787. You will meet the key delegates and find out what is going on.

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User Review  - agaski3 - LibraryThing

I liked this book because it gives children the sense of how/why these important decisions were being made. The language in this book is informative but can still be understood by young readers. It ... Read full review

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User Review  - mnorth2 - LibraryThing

Summary: In this historical children's book, it talks about how it would be if you were in the Philadelphia's State House during the summer of 1787 signing the Constitution. It talks about all of the ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Elizabeth Levy was born on April 4, 1942, in Buffalo, N.Y. She earned a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Brown University, and a M.A.T. from Columbia University. Before writing full-time, she worked as an editor and researcher in a news department at American Broadcasting Co. and was an assistant editor at a publishing company. Her books cover a wide range of reading levels and subject matter. While Levy obviously writes her books to instruct children, she also says she writes on subjects in which she is greatly interested. Levy is a member of the Authors Guild, Authors League of America, Writers of America, and PEN.

Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 120 children's books. She lives in Raleigh, N.C.

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