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When I Was Young (Wonderwise)

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When I Was Young is a trip back in time through one young boy's family tree. The journey begins when seven-year-old Josh asks his Grandma Jenny about life when she was young. Her story leads back to her grandparents' story, which leads back to their grandparents' story, and so on ... all the way back to England in 1664 Historically accurate illustrations accompany a simple ...more
Published (first published January 28th 1999)
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I would have loved this book as a child. I was fascinated by history, and this book provides it in a very neat package. Each "story" goes back two generations, with a grandparent explaining what it was like "when I was young." At the end, there are some brief explanations of life in the time periods of the stories. It's a great, simple, introduction to social history.

The illustrations are bright, and incorporate detail in costuming and setting.
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