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Rescuing the Declaration of Independence : how we almost lost the words that built America

Author: Anna Crowley Redding; Ed Fotheringham
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Today the Declaration of Independence is one of the United States' most heavily guarded treasures, but during the War of 1812 it would have been destroyed if not for one man whose story has nearly been forgotten by time.
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Genre/Form: Informational works
Creative nonfiction
History
Juvenile works
Picture books
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Stephen Pleasonton; Stephen Pleasonton; Stephen Pleasonton
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Crowley Redding; Ed Fotheringham
ISBN: 9780062740328 0062740326
OCLC Number: 1109837253
Target Audience: Ages 4 to 8.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Other Titles: How we almost lost the words that built America
Responsibility: written by Anna Crowley Redding ; illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham.

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A fascinating historical anecdote

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2020-06-22) Very Good Permalink

This story of a clerk charged with saving the most important documents in U. S. history reminds us how important the actions of one person can be. Colorfully illustrated, this tells the story of the burning of Washington D.C. during the War of 1812 and a State Department clerk who managed to rescue...
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