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Independent Dames: What You Never Knew about the Women and Girls of the American Revolution

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Publisher Comments:

Listen up! You've all heard about the great men who led and fought during the American Revolution; but did you know that the guys only make up part of the story? What about the women? The girls? The dames? Didn't they play a part? andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Of course they did, and with page after page of superbly researched information and thoughtfully detailed illustrations, acclaimed novelist and picture-book author Laurie Halse Anderson and charismatic illustrator Matt Faulkner prove the case in this entertaining, informative, and long overdue homage to those independent dames!

Review:

"Anderson and Faulkner try to do for the women of Colonial America what they did so successfully for the lady behind Thanksgiving in Thank You, Sarah. Opening with a provocative question about why a school play on the Revolution lacks roles for women and girls, Anderson then unlooses a host of possible starring candidates: women who acted as spies, organized boycotts, even disguised themselves as men to enlist. But their attempt to include females in the pantheon of white men in powdered wigs results in a mile-wide, inch-deep roll call. Readers must juggle four different narrative elements — Anderson's text, a time line, oval insets with biographical detail about individual heroines, and Faulkner's mostly irreverent speech bubbles, which provide laughs but can be at odds with the subject matter. Ambitious but flawed, this may go over best with those needing an antidote to fancy-princess trends. Ages 6 — 10. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

With superbly researched information and detailed illustrations, Anderson and Faulkner combine historical facts and humor together in this engaging--and long overdue--homage to the women and the role they played in the founding of America. Full color.

About the Author

Laurie Halse Anderson is the author of numerous wonderful books for children and teens. Her highly acclaimed novels include Speak, which was a National Book Award finalist, Printz Honor Book, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Her novel Fever 1793 was named one of New York Public Library's 100 Best Books of 2000, was selected as an ABA Pick of the Lists title, and has won more than a dozen state awards. Her most recent novel, Twisted, was a New York Times bestseller. Laurie lives in Mexico, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689858086
Author:
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Faulkner, Matt
Author:
Faulkner, Matt
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History - United States/Colonial & Revolutionary
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Women
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Other
Subject:
United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Girls -- United States.
Subject:
Women -- United States.
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
What You Never Knew
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 11 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
06-10

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Product details 40 pages Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - English 9780689858086 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Anderson and Faulkner try to do for the women of Colonial America what they did so successfully for the lady behind Thanksgiving in Thank You, Sarah. Opening with a provocative question about why a school play on the Revolution lacks roles for women and girls, Anderson then unlooses a host of possible starring candidates: women who acted as spies, organized boycotts, even disguised themselves as men to enlist. But their attempt to include females in the pantheon of white men in powdered wigs results in a mile-wide, inch-deep roll call. Readers must juggle four different narrative elements — Anderson's text, a time line, oval insets with biographical detail about individual heroines, and Faulkner's mostly irreverent speech bubbles, which provide laughs but can be at odds with the subject matter. Ambitious but flawed, this may go over best with those needing an antidote to fancy-princess trends. Ages 6 — 10. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , With superbly researched information and detailed illustrations, Anderson and Faulkner combine historical facts and humor together in this engaging--and long overdue--homage to the women and the role they played in the founding of America. Full color.
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