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MissTiger91
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Vintage children’s book set
I’m trying to remember a book set I had when I was a kid, about 5 or 6 years old (I’m 50 now). It was a set of 15-20 books, each one was about an American historical figure. The books were blue and probably under 100 pages. The ones I can remember were Martha Washington, Andrew Jackson, and Francis Marion, but there were others. I’ve looked on Ebay but no luck. Does anyone else remember these? Thanks!


GreenRockTiger
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re: Vintage children’s book set
Was it the Childhood of Famous Americans series??


MissTiger91
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re: Vintage children’s book set
Was it the Childhood of Famous Americans series??



Yes! I think that was the set. Now I can remember reading Clara Barton, Betsy Ross, and Daniel Boone. Did you read them too or were you just lucky with the Google?


Sus-Scrofa
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re: Vintage children’s book set
Pretty sure you’re talking about either Cornerstones of Freedom or the “Meet (Jefferson/Lincoln/etc)” set.


ETA: should have read whole thread.
This post was edited on 7/12 at 3:23 pm


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GreenRockTiger
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I think I read some of them when I was a kid, well, let's just say if it was in my school library - I read it.

Plus, I used to be a librarian (specifically a children's librarian) ... so I'm just lucky with the google and kind of knew what I was looking for.



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meeple
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Childhood of Famous Americans series

Is there anything like this that is recommended today?


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GreenRockTiger
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re: Vintage children’s book set
Not to butt in ... but the Who Was ...? Series is pretty good. There are a bunch of people, not just historical American figures.

There are also a few other series What Was(or Is)?? and Where Is?


whowasbookseries.com



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VinegarStrokes
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re: Vintage children’s book set
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Was it the Childhood of Famous Americans series??


Damn, I remember that series, but the only person I can distinctly remember reading about (I'm sure there were many others but this is the only one I remember) was Abner Doubleday. Great memories.


GreenRockTiger
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re: Vintage children’s book set
Lol - I don’t remember that one! But it is a great series - I may look into getting it for my kids


meeple
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But it is a great series - I may look into getting it for my kids

Has it been reprinted and available anywhere?


GreenRockTiger
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re: Vintage children’s book set
No I think the last printing was in the early 1980s - there are plenty of used ones for sale through amazon or thrift books

I wish they would reprint them!


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