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Jean Fritz (1915–2017)

Autor(a) de And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?

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About the Author

Jean Fritz was born in Hankow, China on November 16, 1915. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Wheaton College in 1937. She wrote picture books and historical fiction before focusing on historical nonfiction. Her first book, Bunny Hopewell's First Spring, was published in 1954. Her mostrar mais other books included And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?; Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?; Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?; Shh! We're Writing the Constitution; Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold; Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?; Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?; The Double Life of Pocahontas; and George Washington's Mother. Homesick: My Own Story, a collection of linked narratives, traces her life from her girlhood in China to her longed-for yet uneasy passage to America. It won a National Book Award and was named a Newbery Honor Book. She received the Regina Medal by the Catholic Library Association, the National Humanities Medal, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature for her body of work. She died on May 14, 2017 at the age of 101. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Jean Fritz

And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? (1973) 2,864 exemplares
Shh! We're Writing the Constitution (1987) 2,662 exemplares
The Cabin Faced West (1958) 2,325 exemplares
What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? (1976) 2,095 exemplares
Homesick: My Own Story (1982) 1,655 exemplares
George Washington's Breakfast (1969) 1,446 exemplares
Will You Sign Here, John Hancock? (1976) 1,244 exemplares
The Double Life of Pocahontas (1983) 1,203 exemplares
Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams? (1900) 1,174 exemplares
The Great Little Madison (1989) 1,139 exemplares
George Washington's Mother (1992) 788 exemplares
Brady (1960) 759 exemplares
Early Thunder (1967) 540 exemplares
Make Way for Sam Houston (1751) 415 exemplares
Why Not Lafayette? (1999) 403 exemplares
Stonewall (1979) 397 exemplares
Leonardo's Horse (2001) 394 exemplares
Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider (2011) 275 exemplares
Champion Dog Prince Tom (1958) 190 exemplares
Fish Head (1951) 185 exemplares
The Lost Colony Of Roanoke (2004) 184 exemplares
The World in 1492 (1992) 184 exemplares
Brendan the Navigator (1674) 175 exemplares
China's Long March (1988) 174 exemplares
Man Who Loved Books (1981) 116 exemplares
China Homecoming (1985) 86 exemplares
I, Adam (1963) 49 exemplares
Surprising Myself (1992) 26 exemplares
San Francisco (1962) 26 exemplares
How to Read a Rabbit (1959) 22 exemplares
The Animals of Doctor Schweitzer (1958) 18 exemplares
So This Is Spring (1954) 16 exemplares
Magic to burn (1964) 16 exemplares
Bunny Hopwell's First Spring (1954) 15 exemplares
121 Pudding Street (1955) 4 exemplares
Appearances 3 exemplares
The Train (1965) 2 exemplares
The Late Spring. (1957) 2 exemplares
Early Thunder 1 exemplar
Sem título 1 exemplar
Surprise Party (1965) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Perilous Road (1958) — Introdução — 974 exemplares
The Big Book for Peace (1990) — Contribuidor — 798 exemplares
Flight (1991) — Introdução — 416 exemplares
Winter Danger (1954) — Introdução — 175 exemplares
The Buffalo Knife (1952) — Introdução — 169 exemplares
Flight; Make it Work! (1995) — Introdução — 146 exemplares
Flaming Arrows (1813) — Introdução — 109 exemplares
Worlds of Childhood: The Art and Craft of Writing for Children (1990) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
Open Your Eyes: Extraordinary Experiences in Faraway Places (2003) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 7, March 1978 (1978) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 8, April 1978 (1978) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 11, July 1976 (1976) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Fritz, Jean Guttery
Outros nomes
Fritz, Jean
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
USA (naturalized)
Local de nascimento
Hankow, China
Local de falecimento
Sleepy Hollow, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Hankow, China
West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA
Sleepy Hollow, New York, USA
Wheaton College, Massachusetts (1937)
children's book author
Prémios e menções honrosas
Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1986)
National Humanities Medal (2003)
May Hill Arbuthnot Lecturer (1976)
Regina Medal (1985)

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Born Jean Guttery, she was the daughter of missionaries.



Kids’ chapter book set in China em Name that Book (Outubro 2018)
Children's chapter book about kid on the Yangtze em Name that Book (Fevereiro 2013)


I truly enjoyed this historical non-fiction book about the massive efforts, time, planning and finances it took to create the bronze horse that Leonardo so desperately desired to place in Milan. There is a lot of history presented in a way that older elementary and middle school students could appreciate. It would definitely be appropriate for teaching an art OR history lesson. In fact, this book would lend itself well across the curriculum for other areas, such as Science, for STEM education regarding the engineering of the actual horse statue itself. This story is not dry. There is a lot of emotion portrayed in the stories of all who helped to create Leonardo's dream to come true.… (mais)
doehlberg63 | 9 outras críticas | Dec 2, 2023 |
George Washington Allen, a boy who never gives up until he finds out what he wants to know, is determined to learn all there is to know about his namesake, including what the first president ate for breakfast!
PlumfieldCH | 9 outras críticas | Nov 29, 2023 |
Only 32 pages long, but clever, witty, and incisive. I particularly like the discussion of the evidence for the Brendan voyage and how, until 1960, the evidence for the Leif Ericsson voyage was no more than traditional tales, until the archaeological discoveries. The illustrations are rather clever, and obviously inspired by the Irish decorated manuscripts, of which the most famous is the book of Kells.
themulhern | 1 outra crítica | Oct 27, 2023 |
Everyone has a mother. Even George Washington. But Mary Washington is nothing like you'd think! She hates to dress up. And she always thinks she knows what's best for George. After all, she's his mother! You can read more about her in this true story by Jean Fritz.
PlumfieldCH | 2 outras críticas | Sep 22, 2023 |



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