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All Those Secrets of the World

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All Those Secrets of the World by Jane Yolen

From When four-year-old Janie's father goes off to war, the rest of the family moves to the grandparents' on the Chesapeake Bay, where Janie learns a secret of the world which helps her understand her father's long absence.

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✒️ Author & illustrator

Author: Jane Yolen

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Illustrator: Leslie Baker

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📂 Units, Activities, and Resources for All Those Secrets of the World

Delightful Learning: Rowing All Those Secrets of the World

Discover the Chesapeake
Learn all about the Chesapeake Bay and the animals that live there with a field guide, map of the watershed, history, and more.

WWII Ration Book Printables
From the Department of History at the University of Delaware

Vocabulary Mapping with All Those Secrets of the World
From Beacon Lessons

Why are we featuring this book?

All Those Secrets of the World is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Above is information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for All Those Secrets of the World. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment.

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