{"id":4526097858639,"title":"Plymouth Rocks!","handle":"plymouth-rocks","description":"\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\" style=\"font-size: large;\"\u003ePlymouth Rocks!\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan size=\"3\" style=\"font-size: medium;\"\u003eThe Stone-Cold Truth\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/jane-yolen\"\u003eJane Yolen\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/sam-streed\"\u003eSam Streed\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCan you really believe the rock?\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMaster storyteller Jane Yolen marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower landing at Plymouth Rock by channeling the voice of this national monument in comical poems. But the rock might not be telling the whole truth – so the Fact-checker is here with her red pen to help out! \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFunny and serious in turns, this poetry collection gently but firmly calls out parts of US history that people often neglect or misrepresent and encourages young people to think critically about what they hear, wherever they hear it. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/eat-your-u-s-history-homework\"\u003eEat Your US History Homework\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spread\"\u003e\n\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/plymouth-rocks-spread.jpg?v=1586192681\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-shape=\"round\" defer async=\"\" type=\"text\/javascript\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJane Yolen, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJane Yolen is the award-winning author of over three hundred children's books including \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eLast Laughs: Prehistoric Epitaphs; Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs; Bad Girls \u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e(with Heidi E. 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He is the author and illustrator of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eAlfred's Book of Monsters\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e and is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/sam-streed\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Sam\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this informative picture book, the anthropomorphic Plymouth Rock describes its history. 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At times the poetry is a tad awkward (“Now placed in\/ a portico,\/ my life once more\/ is put on show”) but in general, the poetry keeps pace with the prose. This title is best suited to an audience who has some familiarity with Plymouth Rock. 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Plymouth Rocks!

Plymouth Rocks!
The Stone-Cold Truth

By: Jane Yolen / Illustrated by: Sam Streed

Can you really believe the rock?

Master storyteller Jane Yolen marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower landing at Plymouth Rock by channeling the voice of this national monument in comical poems. But the rock might not be telling the whole truth – so the Fact-checker is here with her red pen to help out! 

Funny and serious in turns, this poetry collection gently but firmly calls out parts of US history that people often neglect or misrepresent and encourages young people to think critically about what they hear, wherever they hear it. 

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Jane Yolen, author

Jane Yolen is the award-winning author of over three hundred children's books including Last Laughs: Prehistoric Epitaphs; Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs; Bad Girls (with Heidi E. Y. Stemple); Owl Moon, a Caldecott Medal Winner; the How Do Dinosaurs . . . ? series; and Sea Queens. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of the Americas.

Read more about Jane.


Sam Streed, illustrator

Sam Streed is a children's book author, illustrator, game artist, and animator. He is the author and illustrator of Alfred's Book of Monsters and is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design.

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In this informative picture book, the anthropomorphic Plymouth Rock describes its history. An unnamed fact checker, who appears to be a light-skinned young woman with red glasses and a bun, confirms or corrects the rock’s story. The rock’s rhyming prose is written on an unrolled scroll of paper. Red ink is used to clarify or dispel the rock’s take on its own history. For example, “The disembarkers stepped on me,/ first footfalls toward their liberty,” claims the rock. However, the fact checker writes, “No large rock or stepping stone is mentioned in any of the travelers’ journals or logs.” Yolen also addresses the Indigenous community. The fact checker provides an honest account of how the colonizers impacted Native people: “More and more colonists soon arrived and took Native land to build their houses. They treated the Native people brutally and dishonestly.” Both Yolen’s text and Streed’s cartoon illustrations are inviting. At times the poetry is a tad awkward (“Now placed in/ a portico,/ my life once more/ is put on show”) but in general, the poetry keeps pace with the prose. This title is best suited to an audience who has some familiarity with Plymouth Rock. VERDICT Humorous pictures supplement prose and poetry to create a unique, clever, engaging picture book about one aspect of early American history.

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-685-6

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Page count: 32
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