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If You Lived 100 Years Ago
By Anna Divito (illustrator) and Ann McGovern
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Scholastic
Publication date September 1, 1999
Pages 80
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780590960014
ISBN-10 0590960016
Dimensions 0.25 by 9 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $6.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
From food to fashion, this colorfully illustrated picture book explores the ways in which people of different social classes lived one hundred years ago in New York City. Original. (view table of contents) description: Product Description:
What a difference 100 years has made! Back at the turn of the century there were no televisions, airplanes, computers, plastics, movies with sound, or space travel; there were only about 8,000 automobiles in the whole country. Just turning on a light switch was a new experience.
In 58 tantalizing questions and answers, author Ann McGovern gives readers a fascinating look at life in New York City at the end of the 19th century-where the rich and poor lived, how they dressed, traveled, dined, and entertained themselves, what kind of work they did.
Readers may be surprised to learn that many children had to work for a living in horrendous conditions, that school were often inadequate and overcrowded (there could be 100 or more students in a single classroom), and that bicycling was the most popular sport in the country. (Baseball, cowling, tennis, football, boxing, golf, archery, and skating were also popular. Basketball and volleyball were new.)
Together, the text and art are filled with details that bring the era to life for young readers.

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from Scholastic (September 1, 1999)
9780590960014 | details & prices | 80 pages | 9.00 × 7.75 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Shows what it would have been like to live in New York City during the 1890's
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With Anna Divito (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781442007079 | details & prices | 80 pages | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | List price $14.99
This edition also contains If You Lived 100 Years Ago, If You Lived 100 Years Ago
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780613179188 | details & prices | 9.25 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.78 lbs | List price $17.20
About: Shows what it would have been like to live in New York City during the 1890's

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