Fireworks and Freedom by Carol Amato
A Fourth of July Story and Activity Book (Let's Celebrate)

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This brand-new title in the Let's Celebrate series tells the story of America's Declaration of Independence and its signing by representatives of the 13 original colonies on the Fourth of July, 1776. Full-color illustrations capture the atmosphere of eighteenth-century America--the meetings in Boston of the Sons of Liberty who protested British taxation. . . the meeting of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. . . the call to battle and the birth of the Continental Army commanded by George Washington. Boys and girls also read about how the Fourth of July has been celebrated in the ensuing 230 years. Sidebars present brief facts related to the Fourth of July, and an extensive activity section suggests fun ideas for crafts, picnic foods, games, and songs appropriate to Fourth of July celebrations. Kids can make super-safe balloon "fireworks" with balloons and confetti. They'll also find directions for doing a fireworks dance with bubble wrap, a recipe for making chocolate flags, and lots more. Color illustrations on every page.

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Ann D. Koffsky has illustrated and authored over 30 books for children. She is an elementary school art teacher, a public speaker, and a teacher of drawing and illustration at her alma mater, Yeshiva University. She blogs and shares artwork at Shirley Cohen Steinberg wrote "One Morning (The Frog Song)" and many other children's songs in the 1950s for her Hebrew school students. Today they are sung at seders and Hebrew schools around the globe. Nancy Lane is a freelance illustrator and creator of artwork that ranges from community murals, logos, and courtroom drawings to licensed T-shirt designs, and childrenas books. She is also the illustrator of the childrenas book, "Renior and the Boy with the Long Hair, " published by Barronas.
Published April 1, 2007 by Barron's Educational Series. 48 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction