From Path to Highway: The Story of the Boston Post Road

from path to highway by gail gibbons

A history of the Boston Post Road from its early days as a series of Indian trails to the present.---from the publisher

32 pages                  978-0690045130                       Ages 5-8

Keywords:  roads, history, travel, Social Studies Curriculum, informational picture book, American history, part of a series, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old

Read alikes:  The Changing Countryside;  The Changing City

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Spanning 500 years this informational picture book traces the history of the Boston Post Road which stretched from Boston to New York City.  It begins with the snap of a twig as Native Americans used the path in their culture and continues its way through milestones and turnpikes ending with evolution of the road eventually to a four lane highway.

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

Interesting books for children who enjoy seeing how places have changed over time:  The House on Maple Street; A Street Through Time

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