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The Hatmaker's Sign

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The Hatmaker's Sign by Candace Fleming

To heal the hurt pride of Thomas Jefferson as Congress makes changes to his Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin tells his friend the story of a hatmaker and his sign.

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✒️ Author & illustrator

Author: Candace Fleming

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Illustrator: Robert Andrew Parker

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📂 Units, Activities, and Resources for The Hatmaker's Sign

Five in a Row: The Hatmaker's Sign
From School of Good books blogspot, this website offers ideas on how to fully study and explore using The Hatmaker's Sign

Colonial Tri-Corner Hat
a pattern for a colonial tri-corner hat

Why are we featuring this book?

The Hatmaker's Sign 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 The Hatmaker's Sign. 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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