The Blacksmith (Colonial People)


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The blacksmith was a very important craftsman in colonial times. He made items from iron that were used in the home and on the farm and also made tools used by other tradesmen. Blacksmiths also made horseshoes and shod horses. This book brings the smithy to life through beautiful illustrations, detailed diagrams, and clear explanations. The Blacksmith introduces children to:

  • the importance of the blacksmith in a community
  • how the smithy was organized
  • tools and household implements made by the blacksmith
  • how a horse was shod
  • the education of the blacksmith
  • the work the blacksmith did for other craftsmen
  • an introduction to other metalworkers, such as the founder
Title: The Blacksmith (Colonial People)
Author: Bobbie Kalman
Illustrator: Barbara Bedell
Published: October 31, 2001
Pages: 32
Reading Age: 8-11 years
Grade Level: 3-4
Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.25 x 10.75 inches
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0778707936

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Weight .35 lbs
Dimensions 8.25 × 0.25 × 10.75 in


Bedell, Barbara

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