The Printer

by Christine Petersen

Part of a Series: Colonial People.

Gathering together such diverse issues as the history of movable type and of censorship, information on literacy in the colonies, and the printing of early money, this fascinating title describes the quiet revolution in colonial life enabled by local printers. (The actual revolution is addressed as well.) Numerous photos and sepia-toned illustrations portray the tools and practices of the trade, which are also described in the narrative, and reproductions allow students to see pages from early newspapers and almanacs. Related information, discussing, for example, Dinah Nuthead, the first woman printer in the colonies, and Benjamin Franklin, is offered in sidebars. Instructions (and a safety warning) are included on how to make a simple version of a printing press using a potato. Kids will be fascinated at this detailed look at the webmasters of the past.

ISBN: 9780761448020

JLG Release: May 2011

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Social Studies 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details







    Marshall Cavendish

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    9" x 9"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 6.8, Points: 1

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 8.4, Points: 4


    Level: 990L

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