Tricking the Tallyman by Jacqueline Davies,S. D. Schindler

Tricking the Tallyman

by Jacqueline Davies, S. D. Schindler

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Are kids interested in learning about the very first American census? "Probably "not. Do young readers clamor for stories set in the very, very olden days of the late 18th century? Uh, not "really." Okay, but do they like nutty cat-and-mouse trickery, wacky slapstick, and animals disguised as people? You bet So let them have all that, and if they end up learning a thing or two about our country, its history, and the ways our government works, "shhh ." . . we won't tell
"Tricking the Tallyman "accomplishes the tricky task of showing kids the way the 1790 census was tabulated (or "tallied") and how the country's new citizens came to understand (after much misunderstanding) how it worked to help them and the country. Excellent for classroom use or to put in the hands of bright kids with a taste for the quirky and irreverent, young readers may enjoy this story so much they might not even notice how much they've learned

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Weight: 0.75 lbs

ISBN-10: 0375839097

ISBN-13: 9780375839092

Books by Jacqueline Davies, S. D. Schindler