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The New Americans: Colonial Times: 1620-1689 (American Story (Paperback)) Paperback – 1 Jul 2004
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From the Author
Clarification of information in review
In the Booklist review, the reviewer complains that there is a lapse in information between what is covered in the" Discovery of the Americas" and the content of "The New Americans". Actually this "lapse" is covered in "Exploration and Conquest", the book that comes in between the two titles cited. All are part of The American Story - a series of books on American History for young readers. Ms. Phelan somehow seems unaware of Volume 2. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Betsy Maestro is the author of the "American Story" series, illustrated by her husband, Giulio. She has also written several other non-fiction picture books, including the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out science books How Do Apples Grow? and Why Do Leaves Change Color? The Maestros live in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
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Betsy Maestro is a very clear writer and tells what could be a complicated story in a manner appropriate for young children. In addition, she is as "unbiased" as you could hope for in a book like this. The only downside with this book are the illustrations. I found Giulio Maestro's illustrations to be amateurish and out of scale. But having said that, my nine year old son was fine with Maestro's illustrations.
Betsy Maestro's "The American Story" series is really well written. I will be purchasing all of the books in the series. This series does a great job of introducing American history to young children in a throughtful and measured manner. My sense is that in time, this series will become a classic of children's historical non-fiction. Highly recommended.
The book was fairly long, so I only read a section of it to my scouts at our den meeting, but it was very informative and age appropriate for wolf scouts (7-8 years old). They enjoyed it and asked for me to read more of it.