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Who Said That?: Famous Americans Speak

3.3  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Have you ever stumbled upon a famous quote and thought, "Who said that?" Well, now you can find out in this amusing and informative introduction to quotes and quoters.
Here's a little quiz. Who said:
"Ain't I a woman?"
" The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
"I've been on calendars--but I've never been on time."

If you guessed Sojourner Truth, Franklin Delanor Rooseve
Hardcover, 46 pages
Published April 15th 1997 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I'll give this a 3 for text and 5 for illustrations. David Catrow's caricatures of famous people are a treat. Some of the quotes were ones that everyone has heard of: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" and "I have a dream." Others were quotes I doubt any young person has heard; nor do I think they will have heard of the people who said them (example: "I am nature" by Jackson Pollock). I thought it was an odd collection of quotes, and was unsure if the emphasis of the book was suppos ...more
Aug 25, 2016 Ryan rated it liked it
This is an interesting book and not at all what I thought it would be. It is a book of quotations, but it goes further than that and explains the quotations and where they came from. Some are very famous sayings, and others are just by famous people. You normally expect one thing when you pick up a David Catrow illustrated book, and while the illustrations are great, they are all black and white and do nothing to move the story forward. They just make an interesting book more interesting.
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Over the past 35 years, I have published poems, reviews, essays, many filmstrips and videos, and more than 40 children's picture books.

Born and raised in Chicago, I graduated from DePauw University (Greencastle, Indiana) and later received an MA in humanities from the University of Chicago. I've published books for children since the early 1990s. My books - including numerous unpublished ones! -
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