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Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers (Unforgettable Americans) [Paperback]

By Jean Fritz (Author)
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Item description for Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers (Unforgettable Americans) by Jean Fritz...

Traces the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe, describes the impact of her most famous novel, and discusses her family background

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Harriet Beecher Stowe grew up in a family in which her seven brothers were expected to be successful preachers and the four girls were never to speak in public. But slavery made Harriet so angry she couldn't keep quiet. Although she used a pen rather than her voice to convince people of the evils of slavery, she became more famous than any of her brothers. She firmly believed that words could make change, and by writing Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe hastened the Civil War and changed the course of America history. "Readable and engrossing." -- "The Horn Book"n"Fritz writes with verve and wit....Many kids will be stimulated to go on from here to find out more." -- "Booklist" (boxed review)

Citations And Professional Reviews
Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers (Unforgettable Americans) by Jean Fritz has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 809
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2000 page 357
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 371
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 439
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 532
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 623

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Pages   154
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.6" Width: 5" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2000
Publisher   Putnam Juvenile
Grade Level  Grade School  
Age  8-12
Series  Unforgettable Americans  
ISBN  0698116607  
ISBN13  9780698116603  
UPC  051488005995  

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More About Jean Fritz

Jean Fritz Jean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of Homesick, is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers, including What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, and Shh! We're Writing the Constitution. She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association, and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children's literature.

Jean Fritz currently resides in the state of New York. Jean Fritz was born in 1916.

Jean Fritz has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Odyssey Classics (Odyssey Classics)
  2. Penguin Young Readers: Level 4
  3. Unforgetable Americans
  4. Unforgettable Americans

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Jean Fritz Makes a Masterpiece of the Beecher Family in Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers  May 8, 2006
When I hear the word `biography', the first thing I think is another boring book of facts. But Jean Fritz keeps her reader's interested, talking in a conversational tone, while weaving the tale of Harriet Beecher Stowe's life during the Civil War. You watch the influential writer and her family grow - facing much hardship and happiness. I would give this book five stars. Anyone who is interested in life during the civil war - well, Harriet's life at least, should definitely read this book. I would recommend it to kids 10-15.
I recommend it!  Jun 3, 2003
Jean Fritz does a wonderful job with this short biography for young adults. It's easy to read and gives lots of information on Harriet's life without boring you or causing your brain to feel overstuffed. There are pictures as well. I recommend this book for everyone, and it was a big help in my research.
just what i needed  Mar 8, 2002
This book was recomended to my by one of my study books after I finished reading Uncle Tom's Cabin. This book gives you insightful information about Harriet and her family, but does not make it dull. It is not to long of a book perfect for those readers who don't want to waste time on extra information. This book made me want to study further on about Harriet Beecher Stowe and learn more about her. I highly recomend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about someone and their part of making history.

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