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***The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence

by Judith St. George

illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

Reviewed December 11, 2005.
Philomel Books, New York, 2005.  48 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (J 973.313 STG).

Here’s a breezy, entertaining overview of the history of the United States, given by telling the specific history of the document on which the Declaration of Independence was written.

You’d think such an important piece of paper was always kept in a safe place, under glass.  But that wasn’t so.  Of course, it was written during war time, so there wasn’t necessarily a safe place to keep it.  In almost every stage of our country’s history, that document had a different home.

This is so interesting, kids won’t realize how many facts they’re picking up.  I was interested to learn so much about the Declaration of Independence and its arduous journey myself.

Review of another book by Judith St. George:
So You Want To Be an Inventor?

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