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Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship...and More Stories to Celebrate U.S. History

Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship...and More Stories to Celebrate U.S. History

Spring 2011 DVD
Ages: 4 - 9 yrs.
Producer: New Video
DVD Price: $14.95
Review:

Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship… and More Stories to Celebrate U.S. History is a collection of four wonderful children's books, each uniquely illustrated and narrated by celebrities including James Earl Jones and Danny Glover. The stories include optional read-along captions, helping to build early-reading skills while also introducing children to pivotal historical figures and events. Nikki Giovanni wrote and Bryan Collier illustrated the title story of this set, which is about the important friendship between President Abraham Lincoln and escaped slave Frederick Douglass. Danny Glover narrates. The charming John, Paul, George and Ben, a delightful tale of some enterprising young boys before they grew up to become our nation's founding fathers, was written and illustrated by Lane Smith. His book is narrated by James Earl Jones. Author Judith St. George's The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence was illustrated by Bryan Collier and narrated by Glover. Finally, Marcia Sewall's The Pilgrims of Plimoth appears on this disc. Each story offers a distinctive viewing experience, thanks to the variety of styles in the illustrations, animation, narrators, music and sound effects. An exceptional value at $14.95 for over 80 minutes of programming, Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship… and More Stories to Celebrate U.S. History adds up to a remarkable viewing experience at home or in the elementary classroom.

Gina Catanzarite   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Gina Catanzarite is an award-winning television producer, writer, teacher, mom and media consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began her career in 1987 and counts 9 Emmy awards, 26 Emmy nominations, a Matrix award, two Pennsylvania Broadcaster's Association Awards, 8 Telly Awards, and a screenwriting grant from the Theatre Association of Pennsylvania, among her professional honors.

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