The Fourth of July Story

The Fourth of July Story


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An accessible story of America’s birthday brings alive the history and spirit of the Fourth of July, with an introduction to the fight for independence and the events and people that shaped American tradition.

What happened on the Fourth of July long before there were fireworks and parades? Alice Dalgliesh takes young readers back to revolutionary times, back to the colonists’ desire for freedom and the creation of the Declaration of Independence.

Simple text captures the excitement of the era, telling how word of Independence traveled up and down the thirteen colonies, touching the lives of everyday people throughout the land. Like all of Alice Dalgliesh’s work, The Fourth of July Story remains an American classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689718762
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 06/01/1995
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 182,890
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Alice Dagliesh wrote many books for young readers, including The Thanksgiving Story, The Fourth of July Story, the Bears on Hemlock Mountain, and The Little Wooden Farmer, all available from Aladdin.

Marie Nonnast illustrated many books for children and shared a birthday with the United States of America: the Fourth of July.

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The Fourth Of July Story (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book does a great job of explaining why we celebrate the '4th of July'. It's written in plain and simple language. It gives enough of the story so that you know what's going on. It doesn't go too far into the details so that the kids aren't overwhelmed or bored. I loved that the author mentions that the statue of King George the Third was pulled down when word of the declaration reached George Washington and the troops. If film crews had been around at that time, we would have seen images of this, as we did with Sadam, Lenin, etc.