If I Had a Hammer

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If I Had a Hammer
Written by David Rubel
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763647691
ISBN-13: 9780763647698
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If I Had a Hammer
Building Homes and Hope with Habitat for Humanity

author: David Rubel
illustrator: Various

For a quarter-century in more than ninety countries, Habitat for Humanity has built homes in partnership with the people who need them, aided by more than a million multigenerational volunteers. Two of the most devoted are former president Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. Now this captivating account, abundantly illustrated with photos, relays personal stories from volunteers and new homeowners with special resonance for young readers. Exploring everything from creative home design to the emotional rewards of helping to build a house from the ground up, this is an essential resource for inspiring future youth volunteers. Included in the paperback edition is a riveting account of building a neighborhood in Thailand for the 2009 Jimmy and Rosalynn Work Project.
Back matter includes an afterword, an index, and information about how to get involved.

President Jimmy Carterís compelling anecdotes inspire a personal look at Habitat for Humanity that is sure to fire up a younger generation. (Age 10 and up)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$10.99 / $13.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763647691 /  9780763647698
on sale date:
08/2010
type/format:
Non-Fiction / Trade Paperback
age range:
9 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
176 / 7 1/2" x 8 7/8"
grade range:
Grade 4 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
House & Home; Social Issues; Biography & Autobiography;
author’s comments:
David Rubel is the author of the Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times and the Scholastic Atlas of the United States. He lives in Chatham, New York.


President Jimmy Carter served as the thirty-ninth president of the United States from 1977 to 1981 and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. A prolific author, Jimmy Carter has published more than twenty books. He lives with his wife, Rosalynn, in Plains, Georgia.
 
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