Tricking the Tallyman

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Alfred A. Knopf,
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Are kids interested in learning about the very first American census? Probably not. Do young readers clamor for stories set in the very, very olden days of the late 18th century? Uh, not really. Okay, but do they like nutty cat-and-mouse trickery, wacky slapstick, and animals disguised as people? You bet! So let them have all that, and if they end up learning a thing or two about our country, its history, and the ways our government works, shhh . . . we won’t tell!Tricking the Tallyman accomplishes the tricky task of showing kids the way the 1790 census was tabulated (or tallied) and how the country’s new citizens came to understand (after much misunderstanding) how it worked to help them and the country. Excellent for classroom use or to put in the hands of bright kids with a taste for the quirky and irreverent, young readers may enjoy this story so much they might not even notice how much they’ve learned!
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display_description In 1790, the suspicious residents of a small Vermont town try to trick the man who has been sent to count their population for the first United States Census.
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subject_facet United States -- History -- Constitutional period, 1789-1809 -- Fiction, Vermont -- History -- To 1791 -- Fiction
title_display Tricking the Tallyman
title_full Tricking the Tallyman / by Jacqueline Davies ; illustrated by S.D. Schindler
title_short Tricking the Tallyman