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The Journey of the One and Only Declaration…

The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence

by Judith St. George

Other authors: Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator)

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A true symbol and inspiration for all that is best about America, the actual Declaration of Independence has been rolled up, moved, hidden, copied and transported by more modes of transportation than anyone might guess since its signing in 1776. In this witty, gritty and factual history, audiences will learn all about the document that has defined American freedom for over two centuries.
  wichitafriendsschool | Mar 25, 2016 |
This book gives a detailed account of the journey of the Declaration of Independence, from 1776 to today. With lively illustrations and text, this book is a great read for elementary students.

While many view the Declaration of Independence as just an old document, the author brings this piece of parchment to life. The Declaration survived the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the American Civil War, the smoky State, War, and Navy Building, and years of neglect and disputes.

The journey of the Declaration was long, but the author was able to capture it from its beginning to its current home in the National Archives Building. ( )
  bdharrel | Feb 8, 2014 |
This book tells the story of the Declaration of Independence from 1775 to present day. The pictures in the book help reinforce the story. The author uses the question, "Right?" after each part of the story as if asking is this where the story ends? Then, when you turn the page you find the answer which is "Wrong" and she continues on with the story. I would use this with 1-4th grades. I would use this with the theme of 4th of July.
  1212bec | Oct 6, 2012 |
This book is amazing!!! I love the way the author told the story and baited people to continue reading to find out if the statements were true! I also love that the Bald Eagle, symbol of our freedom, was on every page except one. I would use this book to talk about government, war, birth of our nation, freedom, patriotism, loyalty, etc.... Its awesome!! Can easily tie into unit studies and inquiry. Grades 3+ for the surface story but up to grade 8 for content. ( )
  awiltenburg | Nov 12, 2009 |
Genre: Informational - This book is a good example of an informational book because it is nonfiction and it telling us about real events that happened. Everything about this book is factual and can be proven. The book is very visual giving us pictures of what happened as well. It is organized in chronological order. At the end of the book there is a bibliography which means the author got factual information about it from other sources.

Setting: The setting of this book is in the United States and if it did not take place in the United States then it would not make sense and it would no longer be informational because it would not be real anymore.

Art Media: The back of the book says the illustrations are a mixed media of oils, inks, acrylics, gouache, colored pencil, and artist crayons on transparent vellum
  aliptak | Oct 16, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399237380, Hardcover)

Everyone would agree the one and only Declaration of Independence deservesthe best. After all, it's at the heart of our country. But since it was signed in 1776, the Declaration has had as many ups and downs as the United States itself. It has been rolled up, copied, hidden away and traveled by horseback, sailing vessel, mail truck, railroad car and military tank. After being front and center of a new nation, it has escaped two British invasions and survived for more than two centuries of both peaceful times and devastating wars.What a journey! And it remains proudly the one and only Declaration of Independence.

Judith St. George, author of So You Want to Be President?, and Will Hillenbrand give readers a witty and wonderfully illustrated true story of the invincible Declaration, giving heroic testimony to the grit and determination of the country itself.A fun and fascinating way to share the history of the document that gave the American people their freedom.

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In 1776 Thomas Jefferson put his quill to paper and the Declaration of Independence sprang to life. Follow the Declaration's journey over the next two centuries, surviving eight wars and travelling through five states on horseback, boat, railcar, and tank to its current home in the National Archives.… (more)

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