|Lincoln & Douglass|
Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship ...and more stories to celebrate U.S. history
DISCOVER THE PERSONAL STORIES BEHIND GREAT MOMENTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY WITH A DVD TIMED TO THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL WAR, BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND PRESIDENT’S DAY!
Timed to release for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Black History Month, and President’s Day, LINCOLN AND DOUGLASS: AN AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP…AND MORE STORIES TO CELEBRATE U.S. HISTORY features four animated stories features celebrity narration by James Earl Jones, Jeff Brooks, and Danny Glover and includes an interview with acclaimed author Nikki Giovanni. Additional extras include Read Along captioning and discussion questions.
Stories featured include:
· The Pilgrims Of Plimoth (adapted from the story written and illustrated by Marcia Sewall). When the Pilgrims set out for America they brought with them a dream for the future. With hard work they made that dream come true.
· John, Paul, George, & Ben (adapted from the story written and illustrated by Lane Smith, narrated by James Earl Jones). A humorous and factual history of five lads who grew up to become the Founding Fathers of our nation.
· The Journey of The One & Only Declaration of Independence (adapted from the story by Judith St. George, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand, narrated by Jeff Brooks). This witty, gritty and factual story tells all about the document that has defined American freedom for more than two centuries.
· Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship (adapted from the story by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by Bryan Collier, narrated by Danny Glover) The story of an unusual, historic friendship between two great American leaders – Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.
Run time: 81 mins. + extras
Street Date: February 1
Several of my favorite stories were The Pilgrims of Plimoth and The Journey of The One &Only Decaration of Independence. I thoroughly enjoyed the interview with author Nikki Giovanni. She wrote the story “Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship. “John, Paul, George & Ben” was a comical story. The author illustrator Lane Smith shares a glimpse into the lives of each of these youth by showing how they may have grown up to be the great men of their time. Truthfully, I enjoyed all of the stories and I believe Lincoln and Douglas: An American Friendship on DVD to be a wonderful addition to any home or public library. I hope you will check it out soon.
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received a free copy of Scholastic Storybook Treasures Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship ...and more stories to celebrate U.S. history on DVD for this review. Also, the DVD posting information was provided by Beth Blenz-Clucas through Weston Woods® Studios & Newkideo(http://www.newkideo.com//http://www.scholastic.com/). Thank you.