This short book might seem like a picturebook at first, but it's actually a fascinating comparison between two young boys living a hundred years apart. Nathan is a typical kid in 1880, and he lives in the same town as his great-grandson Michael. Each spread shows one of the boys as they go about their daily activities, and the simple text talks about the differences in their lives, and the changes that have occurred in their towns. This book would definitely provoke discussion about how kids entertained themselves with no TV, videos or computers, and topics as diverse as commerce and religion are discussed. A fascinating and accessible read for kids in grades 1-4.
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