Item description for Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers (Unforgettable Americans) by Jean Fritz...
Overview Traces the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe, describes the impact of her most famous novel, and discusses her family background
Publishers Description 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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Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.6" Width: 5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2000
Publisher Putnam Juvenile
Grade Level Grade School
Series Unforgettable Americans
ISBN 0698116607 ISBN13 9780698116603 UPC 051488005995
Availability 0 units.
More About Jean Fritz
Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China to American missionaries on November 16, 1915. Living there until she was almost thirteen sparked a lifelong interest in American history. She wrote about her childhood in China in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book and winner of the National Book Award. Ms. Fritz was the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people. Among the other prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award. the Christopher Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors' Choice Awards. She passed away on May 14, 2017.
Jean Fritz currently resides in the state of New York. Jean Fritz was born in 1916.
Reviews - What do customers think about Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers (Unforgettable Americans)?
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.