Item description for A Colonial Town: Williamsburg (Historic Communities) by Bobbie Kalman...
Overview Describes the history and restoration of Williamsburg, visits the governor's palace, church, school, and other buildings, and depicts the daily life of its people in colonial times
Publishers Description Bobbie Kalman's acclaimed Historic Communities Series provides a close-up view of how people lived more than two hundred years ago. Colorful photos, many taken by Bobbie Kalman herself at restored historic villages across the country, help support the fascinating information. Children will have fun learning about: -- early homes and the settler community -- what people wore and the crafts they made -- how settlers made their living -- how they spent their leisure time -- the values, customs, and traditions of the early settlers
A Colonial Town: Williamsburg brings 18th century Williamsburg, Virginia to life for young readers. At a time when Virginia was a colony of England, children will witness its founding and restoration, travel down the cobblestone streets, and guess which shop signs represent which shopkeeper.
Buildings explored include: -- the Governor's Palace -- the church -- the school -- the Public Gaol -- the apothecary -- the post mill
Citations And Professional Reviews A Colonial Town: Williamsburg (Historic Communities) by Bobbie Kalman has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
School Library Journal - 07/01/1992 page 84
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Studio: Crabtree Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.86" Width: 8.27" Height: 0.1" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1992
Publisher Crabtree Publishing Company
Series Historic Communities
ISBN 0865055092 ISBN13 9780865055094
Availability 0 units.
More About Bobbie Kalman
Bobbie Kalman is the award-winning author of more than 400 non-fiction books. She established herself as a leading author in children’s non-fiction in the 1980’s and 90’s with two acclaimed series about pioneer life, The Early Settler Life Series (15 titles) and The Historic Communities Series (31 titles), both published by Crabtree Publishing. She has created many of Crabtree’s most popular series, which also include The Native Nations of North America Series (19 titles), The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures Series (93 titles), and The Science of Living Things Series (32 titles), among others.
Born in Hungary in 1947, Bobbie and her family escaped to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. A former teacher, Bobbie Kalman taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. She also spent several years working as an educational consultant for several publishing companies. Bobbie holds degrees in English, Psychology, and Education. She is married and has four children and three grandchildren.
Although best known for her non-fiction, Bobbie’s newest book is autobiographical. Released in September, 2006, Refugee Child is the account of Bobbie and her family’s escape from Hungary when she was just nine years old. Written to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in October of 2006, the book is told from the perspective of a young girl.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Colonial Town: Williamsburg (Historic Communities)?
Exciting and colorful insight into 18th Century life. Sep 18, 2007
This slim volume is a wonderful educational tool used in addition to textbook and other in depth studies.
The author's presentation is accurate in a wonderful "you are there" way. For children, this book would be an awesome preparation for a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, or souvenir of a visit to that museum.
Excellent and highly recommended.
From an elementary school teacher Nov 26, 2000
This is a wonderful and accurate book to use to enhance unitson colonial life in America. After my family visited ColonialWilliamsburg, I felt the need to share the things that I had learnedwith my students. What a super job this author has done to assist inthis area. The illustrations are accurate interpretations of thehistorical buildings in Williamsburg. This book is easily adapted toall elementary levels. It is a great book to share with your ownchildren to teach them about our country's history.