The U.S. Constitution brought to life for young readers!
In this visual celebration of the U.S. Constitution and America's founding fathers, Caldecott Medalist Peter Spier tells the stirring American tale of how this most important document came to symbolize freedom, justice, equality, and hope for all citizens. This fact-filled volume includes:
★ The complete text of the Constitution
★ An illustrated preamble to the Constitution, illuminating its signifcance from its birth through to modern times
★ The fascinating history of the struggle to create and ratify the Constitution
★ An historical reproduction of the original document
Full of illustrations that bring the Constitution to life, this is a must-have resource for every American school, library, and home.
★ "A joyful celebration of the people whose leaders created the Constitution"—Booklist, starred review
“A celebration of America’s diversity”—Kirkus
“Spier has created a tribute that can be appreciated in more than one sitting.”—Publishers Weekly
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 12.30(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 9 Years|
About the Author
On his arrival in the United States in 1952, PETER SPIER became one of this country's most popular and renowned illustrators. His books, acclaimed by critics and readers alike, have won numerous awards and honors: Noah's Ark won the Caldecott Medal and The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night was a Caldecott Honor Book. People was awarded the Christopher Medal and was also nominated for an American Book Award and received the National Mass Media Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews for "outstanding contributions to better human relations and the cause of brotherhood." Mr. Spier was born and educated in Amsterdam. Before coming to the United States he served in the Royal Dutch Navy. He illustrated over one hundred books, and his work can be found in museums and private collections across the country. In addition to illustrating and writing, Mr. Spier was an avid and celebrated builder of model ships. Peter Spier died in 2017, at the age of 89.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A historical book teaching children about the forefathers of America and the Constitution. This book explains what the Constitution meant then and what it means to today.