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If You Lived 100 Years Ago

IF YOU LIVED 100 YEARS AGO

Imagine a time without computers and cell phones! 100 years ago, many children worked in factories and at home. They made clothing, artificial flowers, cigars, twine and boxes.  They made envelopes and were paid 3 and 1/2 cents per thousand! Here are fascinating questions and answers about life 100 years ago. Illustrated by Anna DiVito. Ages 5-12

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If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620

IF YOU SAILED ON THE MAYFLOWER in 1620

Would you be able to keep clean? There were no bathrooms on the Mayflower. If you wanted to wash, you would wash in salty water from the sea. Most likely, you would wear the same clothes day after day, night after night, for 66 days and nights. At the end of the long voyage, your clothes would be torn and dirty – and smelly too. Tantalizing questions and answers. Illustrated by Anna DiVito. Ages 5-12

 

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If You Lived in Colonial Times

IF YOU LIVED IN COLONIAL TIMES

Could you sit at the table for supper? No, you had to stand at the table all through the meal.  When supper was good or bad you could not say so. You could not say a word. “Speak not” was a rule to remember.  Questions and answers to make you an expert.  Illustrated by June Otani. Ages 5-12

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IF YOU GREW UP WITH ABRAHAM LINCOLN

You would live on the frontier where the woods were full of animals but not many people. What happened if you got sick?  What was your “blab” school like and what would you do to earn 25 cents a day? Interesting answers to questions you never knew before.

Illustrated by George Ulrich. Ages 5-12

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IF YOU LIVED WITH THE SIOUX INDIANS

Would you live in the same place all the time? Why did you have two mothers and fathers? How did you learn not to cry? What was the bravest thing you could do? You’ll feel like a Sioux when you read these questions and answers. Illustrated by Jean Syverud Drew. Ages 5-12

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Knights

IF YOU LIVED IN THE DAYS OF THE KNIGHTS

This book tells how you would live in 1250 in England,. You were used to bad smells, to fleas biting you, to lice on your body and bugs in your food.  But what were the worst things that you never got used to? Amazing questions and answers. Illustrated by Dan Andreasen. Ages 5-12

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the circus

IF YOU LIVED WITH THE CIRCUS

How do you get to be a clown? What happens when a circus animal escapes?  Could your pet be in the circus? Is the safety net really safe?  Learn circus tricks and how to put on clown makeup — and so much more that you’ll feel a part of a circus family. Illustrated by Ati Forberg. Ages 7-11

“If your child wants to run away and join the circus, blame it on this intriguing book.” Book Bag

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