Published By: HarperCollins
Date of Publication: 06/04/2021
Classification: Educational: History
Dimensions in mm: 216 x 279 x 7
He saved the words that built America! Emmy Awardwinning journalist Anna Crowley Redding and Sibert Honor illustrator Edwin Fotheringham bring to life the riveting true story aboutthelowly clerk who saved the Declaration of Independence from being destroyed by the British army in the War of 1812.This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. Its a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
These are the words that helped found our nation. Today the Declaration of Independence is one of the United States most heavily guarded treasures, but during the War of 1812 it would have been destroyed if not for one man whose story has nearly been forgotten by time. Come along on this historic adventure and learn how one ordinary clerk did a truly extraordinary thing.
As a clerk for the State Department, Stephen Pleasonton spent his days quietlyimmersed in paperwork. He neverexpected to receive an urgent message telling him that the British army was on its way to the capital. And that the documentsthat Stephen was entrusted withsuch as the original Declaration of Independence and the original Constitutionwere all in danger!
Itfell on Stephento get our nations most cherished and priceless artifacts safely out of Washington!