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Title:
Life in a colonial town
Author:
Isaacs, Sally Senzell, 1950-
Publication Information:
Chicago : Heinemann Library, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 27 cm.
Summary:
Reveals the lives of the people who set up the first colonies in the United States, discussing their homes and shelter, food, clothes, schools, communications, and everyday activities.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IG 680 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.9 0.5 46006.
ISBN:
9781575723129
Format :
Book

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The Picture the Past series looks at the many kinds of communities in America's past. Each book describes what made each community different and what children and adults did each day. Life in a Colonial Town In this book, visit one of the first towns in America. See how craftspeople made clothes, tools, and wagon wheels. Visit a house to find out how families found and made their food. Then use a recipe to cook a real American treat-apple pancakes!


Author Notes

Author Sally Senzell Isaacs was born in 1950 and grew up in Evansville, Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University, where she majored in American history and sociology. She has written over 30 children's books dealing with American history. Her book Cattle Trails and Cowboys won the first June Franklin Naylor Award for the Best Book for Children on Texas History.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-These well-organized volumes introduce their subjects in an accessible manner. Each two-page chapter contains a brief text and a mixture of reproductions of period drawings and paintings, as well as archival and modern reenactment photographs. The first two titles cover how colonies and cities got started and grew, describing communication, houses, occupations, childhood, education, clothing, and food. Readers will be able to contrast today's cities and way of life with the very different living conditions in the past with the help of the copious illustrations. The third title provides an overview of plantation life, alternately describing the lives of the planters and slaves. In all three titles, insert boxes highlight information and often serve as captions for the illustrations. Challenging or unfamiliar words are highlighted and explained in the glossaries. Each book also contains a recipe from the period.-Melanie S. Wible, Kanoheda Elementary, Law- renceville, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Colonial Timesp. 4
Starting a Colonyp. 6
A Growing Townp. 8
Spreading the Newsp. 10
Housesp. 12
A Busy Dayp. 14
A Child's Dayp. 16
Going to Schoolp. 18
School Lessonsp. 20
Clothes and Shoesp. 22
Making Clothesp. 24
What Colonists Atep. 26
Cooking Foodp. 28
The Colonies Joinp. 30
Glossaryp. 31
More Books to Readp. 31
Indexp. 32

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