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Awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1941, They Were Strong and Good is a classic book that follows the path of one family’s journey through American history. Robert Lawson introduces us to his forefathers and with them we brave Caribbean storms, travel to the wharf markets of New York, and fight in the Civil War. Amidst these adventures Lawson’s grandparents meet, marry, and raise a family, and later his parents follow the same cycle of life. But this book is more than just the story of one family, it’s a social history of our country. It reminds us to be proud of our ancestors—who they were, what they did, and the effect that they had on the nation we live in today.  

None of them were great or famous, but they were strong and good. They worked hard and had many children. They all helped to make the United States the great nation that it now is. Let us be proud of them and guard well the heritage they have left us.

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Robert Lawson (1892-1957) received his art training at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. His favorite medium, pen and ink, is used expressively and with detail in his black and white illustrations in  The Story of Ferdinand (by Munro Leaf). In addition to illustrating many children''s books, including  Mr. Popper''s Penguins, Robert Lawson also wrote and illustrated a number of his own books for children. In 1940, he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his picture book illustrations in  They Were Strong and Good and in 1944, he was awarded the Newbery Medal for his middle grade novel  Rabbit Hill.

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Great children''s book
Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2019
Great book for kids and a great message regarding the individual contributions of ordinary people whose lives were not characterized by affluence or fame. I''d disregard the criticisms by those obsessed with political correctness, as the author at times illustrates his own... See more
Great book for kids and a great message regarding the individual contributions of ordinary people whose lives were not characterized by affluence or fame. I''d disregard the criticisms by those obsessed with political correctness, as the author at times illustrates his own ancestors in a manner that is as unflattering as the depictions of other characters in the book. The illustrations are, as one would expect from Lawson, excellent. The author clearly has a sense of humor, as should the reader. My kids loved it.
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Heartwarming
Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2021
Wonderful book for EVERY FAMILY!
Great to read with
Grandparents!
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My Friend wanted this and it came in Excellent Condition He said Even with an EXCELLENT Dust Jacket
Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2021
My Friend wanted this and it came in Excellent Condition He said... AND IT WAS A HARD COPY. HARD BINDING not soft. Excellent He said.
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Geneaology for Even the Youngest
Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2012
"They were Strong and Good" was purchased because of a nostalgic memory from my early years reading this Caldecott Award Winner and wanting to introduce the joy of learning about your family tree to my elementary students. It is cleverly written to demonstrate the ties... See more
"They were Strong and Good" was purchased because of a nostalgic memory from my early years reading this Caldecott Award Winner and wanting to introduce the joy of learning about your family tree to my elementary students. It is cleverly written to demonstrate the ties among ancestors by introducing vignettes. The author did not overdo the details but added enough characterization to create an attachment. The repetitive title is used throughout and is the perfect connection for all of us to the generations that went before us. Most of us had relatives that were not famous and rich, "but they were strong and good" people. Knowing our ancestory provides us that link that helps us know ourselves. The illustrations add a vintage flavor to the book.
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Inspire a quest of family history...
Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2015
What a coincidence; I happened to come across this book just after embarking on researching my own family tree. I picked it up, thinking it might give my kids a better idea of what a family history was. They liked it, I liked it. Interesting and inspiring. The author’s... See more
What a coincidence; I happened to come across this book just after embarking on researching my own family tree. I picked it up, thinking it might give my kids a better idea of what a family history was. They liked it, I liked it. Interesting and inspiring. The author’s ancestors may not have been perfect, but he doesn’t apologize for them or rewrite their lives. He simply tells who they were and what they did. History is what it is. Admire the good and learn from the bad. The illustrations are great too. If you want to get your kids interested in personal family history, this may do the trick.
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Reviewed in the United States on December 23, 2013
When you are teaching family heritage, you automatically have a source in this Caldecott Award winner. Americans need to know what life was like for those who came before them.
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9 year old daughter & I enjoyed the book.
Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2016
Liked the perspective from which the book is told. Straight forward through the eyes of a child, about the history of how his family came to be & their experiences. It gives a great feel for how the USA was built. You can''t find a book like this today.
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An Artifact of Southern (Racist) Heritage
Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2019
This is an odd artifact from another time. It is evil and racist with beautifully clear illustrations and a good dose of Southern pride. I would not shelve it in the children''s section, but would include it with books on Southern history... maybe alongside the Civil War or... See more
This is an odd artifact from another time. It is evil and racist with beautifully clear illustrations and a good dose of Southern pride. I would not shelve it in the children''s section, but would include it with books on Southern history... maybe alongside the Civil War or Jim Crow South. It celebrates slave owners as "strong and good" ancestors to be proud of.... which is nothing to celebrate, and certainly not something for children to read as celebratory. (Similarly, a German library would not celebrate Nazi heritage. Americans should learn their history but not celebrate slave holders and racist ancestors). That said, I found it interesting. The illustrations are well done and speak volumes. It''s odd to see such ugliness honored with such competent illustrations...
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Strong art and brief, amusing text
Reviewed in Canada on September 13, 2020
Writer-illustrator Robert Lawson''s breezy remembrance of his parents and grandparents -- heavy on solid drawings, light on text -- is one man''s genealogy with offbeat side notes. For instance, the woman who falls in love with the sea captain turns out to hate the sea. The...See more
Writer-illustrator Robert Lawson''s breezy remembrance of his parents and grandparents -- heavy on solid drawings, light on text -- is one man''s genealogy with offbeat side notes. For instance, the woman who falls in love with the sea captain turns out to hate the sea. The time period goes back to the U.S. Civil War -- Lawson''s father was a teen at the front lines of the Confederate army -- and, as other commentators have noted, Lawson acknowledges slavery without addressing it. The book is really a portrait gallery -- every second page has a full-page black-and-white line drawing of some aspect of his grandparents'' or parents'' lives. He tells what they were like when single, and how they met and married. The book won the coveted Caldecott Medal in 1941 for best children''s illustrated book of the year.
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Well written
Reviewed in Canada on April 9, 2020
I love this book. It''s well written and a wonderful tribute to his/our ancestors.
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They online sale Were Strong wholesale and Good online sale

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