Item description for Colonial Times from A to Z (Alphabasics) by Bobbie Kalman...
Overview An alphabetical introduction to various aspects of life in the United States during the colonial period, including games, clothing, and special occasions
Publishers Description Lavishly illustrated with artwork and amazing photographs, Alphabasics are a combination of ABC books and picture dictionaries. Each book names an object for each letter and gives fascinating information on topics that are fresh and appealing to children. -- an entire page explores one subject and its related topics -- lavish illustrations and photographs help provide further information -- entertaining and informative facts
Delightful text and colorful illustrations with information-packed captions highlight colonial life from clothing accessories to the various trades that occupied the people of the 18th century. Activities such as matching illustrated shop signs to their trades is a fun way to learn about colonial life. More than just a picture book, young readers will learn about: -- apothecaries -- education -- outbuildings -- wigmakers, and more
Citations And Professional Reviews Colonial Times from A to Z (Alphabasics) by Bobbie Kalman has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1998
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1997
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Studio: Crabtree Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 8.32" Height: 0.15" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1997
Publisher Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN 086505407X ISBN13 9780865054073
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.
Bobbie Kalman was born in 1947.
Bobbie Kalman has published or released items in the following series...
ABCs of the Natural World
Animal Family Adventures
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Reviews - What do customers think about Colonial Times from A to Z (Alphabasics)?
Remarkable! Sep 22, 2007
Covering a broad spectrum of colonial life, this book goes from Apothecary to XMas, using photographs and drawings to educate and entertain.
Every page has something fun to learn, but the best suggestion is "Y for your Colonial Alphabet Book, with a few suggestions for creativity.
For students of 18th century history, or for ahyone who just enjoys a beautiful book, this is a must-buy!
Learn about the daily life of Colonial Americans Nov 6, 2003
Using an ABC book format, we learn of various aspects of colonial life in America: dress, trades, daily living and even games that children played. Just enough text to keep the attention span of kids aged 6 and under. Illustrations are drawings and photographs. A nice addition to learning the history of our United States of America. The content focuses mainly on daily living such as who does what type of job and how people live, such as what their kitchens were like, how they cooked, and about how they dealt with the hazards of chimney and roof fires. Slavery is touched on very briefly and it is implied that all Colonials owned slaves.