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    • Shh! We're Writing the Constitution

    • By: Jean Fritz
    • Narrated by: Jean Fritz
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    With wit and scrupulous accuracy, Jean Fritz introduces the viewer to the delegates at the 1787 summer convention in Philadelphia. Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, James Madison, and many others representing the thirteen states gathered there to draft a plan that would unify these states while preserving their sovereignty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What I liked about Shh! We're Writing the Constitution.By Ethen Mehlenbacher

    • By Amanda Mehlenbacher on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?

    • By: Jean Fritz
    • Narrated by: Jean Fritz
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Fritz depicts Christopher Columbus as the man who sailed the seas to "learn the secrets of the world."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jean Fritz

    • By Maureen L. on 09-01-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Homesick

    • My Own Story
    • By: Jean Fritz
    • Narrated by: Jean Fritz
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    This heartwarming fictionalized autobiography tells the story of what it is like for a little girl to be growing up in an unfamiliar place. While other girls her age were enjoying childhood in America, Jean Fritz was in China in the midst of political unrest. During this time, foreigners were becoming more and more unpopular, and evacuation at a moment’s notice was imminent. Although Jean appreciated the beauty of China - the mountains, the countryside, the sea - she knew she belonged in America and longed to make her home there.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • What's The Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

    • By: Jean Fritz
    • Narrated by: Jean Fritz
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    A new idea always in his mind, Ben Franklin's joy of living, his humor and ingenuity capture children's attention and spark their interest in American history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Doesn't seem to work well as an audiobook.

    • By Lee Anne on 11-10-17

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider

    • By: Jean Fritz
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Born in the British West Indies, Hamilton arrived in New York as an outsider. He fought in the Revolution and became Washington's most valuable aide-de-camp. He was there with Washington, Madison, and the others writing the Constitution. He was the first secretary of the treasury as the country struggled to become unified and independent.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Adequate

    • By Emily on 06-06-17

    Regular price: $10.50

    • China's Long March

    • 6,000 Miles of Danger
    • By: Jean Fritz
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In 1986, Jean Fritz went to China and talked to survivors of the Long March. It is from their recollections and her own broad, personal knowledge of Chinese history that Fritz has written one of the most compelling accounts of the incredible 6,000-mile journey across China made by the Communist Army in 1934 and 1935. Fritz takes us on the route of the 60-mile-long First Front Army, the unit of Mao Zedong that wound its way through a terrain so perilous it was often more threatening than their battles with the enemy.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln

    • By: Jean Fritz
    • Narrated by: Rex Robbins
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Abraham Lincoln had to run the country, win the war and look after his family. When he was asked to honor the soldiers who died in the great battle of Gettysburg, he made time to say a few words about them too.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • George Washington's Mother

    • By: Jean Fritz
    • Narrated by: B.J. Ward
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This is the true story of Mary Washington. When she wasn't worrying about being poor, she was poking her nose in George's business, baking gingerbread, and smoking a pipe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Greatest book ever

    • By us on 02-16-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Double Life of Pocahontas

    • By: Jean Fritz
    • Narrated by: Melissa Hughes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Native American princess or British celebrity? Pocahontas played a pivotal role in the New World, but the powerful pull between her tribe and the new settlement on Virginia's shores took its toll.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

    • By: Jean Fritz
    • Narrated by: Jeff Brooks
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Everyone knows that John Hancock was one of the first signers of the Declaration of Independence. But not many know that he signed his name so large to show how mad he was about how the colonists had been treated. This witty audiobook highlights little-known facts about this historical figure.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?

    • By: Jean Fritz
    • Narrated by: David deVries
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Sam Adams loved to walk around his hometown Boston, but finally gets on a horse for the good of his country.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock

    • By: Jean Fritz
    • Narrated by: Jean Fritz
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In her inimitable style, Jean Fritz tells us the story about the unique history of Plymouth Rock and the First Comers, or Pilgrims who first came ashore in 1620.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • China Homecoming

    • By: Jean Fritz
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    China Homecoming is the incredible true story of award-winning author Jean Fritz’s childhood in China.

    Speaking Chinese, Jean felt welcome when she revisited China. Memories of her childhood washed over her as she visited her old home and the British School she had attended. Both had changed just as history had changed her hometown of Wuhan, but listeners will be moved at what it meant to Jean when she was declared an honorary citizen.

    Regular price: $13.96