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The hatters
Fisher, Leonard Everett.
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Publication Information:
New York : Marshall Cavendish, 2001.

Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Franklin Watts, 1965.

Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.3 0.5 62368.
Format :


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Material Type
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TS2185 .F5C Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
TS2185 .F5C Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TS2185 .F5C Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TS2185 .F5C Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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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.

Author Notes

Leonard Everett Fisher is a well-known and prolific author and illustrator of children's books. He has also written for adults and created illustrations for magazines. In addition, Fisher was dean of the Whitney School of Art and a visiting professor at a number of schools.

Fisher was born in 1927 in the Bronx, New York, and started to draw as a small child. After graduating from high school, he studied at Brooklyn College and then entered the army where he worked with a mapmaker. He holds a B.F.A. and a M.F.A. from Yale University.

The first book that Fisher illustrated was The Exploits of Xenophon, written by Geoffrey Household and published in 1955. Fisher then illustrated and wrote numerous books himself. He is well known for the Colonial Americans series, for the Nineteenth-Century America series for young adults, and for many other nonfiction works. He has written two works for adults-Masterpieces of American Painting (1985) and Remington and Russell (1986).

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-6. Since 1997, Benchmark Books has reprinted 19 volumes in Fisher's Colonial Craftsmen series. Originally published by Watts between 1964 and 1976 as the Colonial Americans series, these well-designed books have served generations of students looking for introductory material on occupations in colonial America. Hatters provides the history and the how-to details of the hat trade in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, while Potters explains the development of the stoneware craft during the same period. Fisher's striking black-and-white illustrations are more attractive and effective than most full-color pictures in today's nonfiction. Check the series roundup for recently reissued titles published this year. --Carolyn Phelan