The General Store by Bobbie Kalman

The General Store

byBobbie Kalman

Paperback | November 1, 2004

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Bobbie Kalman's acclaimed Historic Communities Series provides a close-up view of how people lived more than two hundred years ago. Colorful photos, many taken by Bobbie Kalman herself at restored historic villages across the country, help support the fascinating information. Children will have fun learning about:
-- early homes and the settler community
-- what people wore and the crafts they made
-- how settlers made their living
-- how they spent their leisure time
-- the values, customs, and traditions of the early settlers

Young readers will discover why towns often sprang up around The General Store which was the heart of the community. Goods were bought and traded, local news was reported, and people met to discuss weather, crops and gossip. Lively photos and interesting text feature:
-- items sold such as food, clothing, and farm equipment
-- the role of the storekeeper who was also the postmaster, banker, and lawyer
-- forms of payment used and the system of record keeping

About The Author

Bobbie Kalman Bobbie Kalman is the author and publisher of over 220 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Kalman has degrees in English, Psychology and Education, and has taught at both the elementary and second...
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Title:The General StoreFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.72 × 8.45 × 0.1 inPublished:November 1, 2004Publisher:MilleyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0865054622

ISBN - 13:9780865054622

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 14

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To townsfolk, the general store was a place to buy all the necessities of life. From spices to fabrics to nifty gadgets, all of it was available at the store, the centre of community life. Part of the entertaining Historic Communities series by Bobbi Kalman, this volume features almost four dozen full-colour photographs of models in period dress busy in a restored historic village. Aimed at children aged six to 14, it also includes a vivid account of what life was like at the centre of the community.