Spring 2020

Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps

A Hair-Raising History of Women's Hairstyles in 18th-century London

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

History is full of fascinating stories of colorful characters, but some of the most interesting parts of history are really odd. You have probably seen scenes of government officials with their powdered white wigs, but in 1700s England and high-society in the American colonies, women created towering hairstyles. Decorations such as ships and flowers were sometimes added to their hairdos, especially if attending a big party. Taking hours to create, women used beef tallow and sugar-water to keep their hairdos in place. This fictional account explains a very real fashion trend and the problems it created for women trying to look stylish!

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978-1-63440-900-1
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978-1-63440-901-8
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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2020
Publisher Red Chair Press
Imprint Red Chair Press
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2020-01-01
BISACS JNF031000, JNF023000, JNF059000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 11 x 9
Lexile 950
Guided Reading Level R
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, Sidebars, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Illustrator: Steve Cox

Steve Cox lives in London, England. He first designed toys and packaging before turning full-time to illustrating.

Author: Gail Skroback Hennessey

Gail Skroback Hennessey taught social studies for more than 33 years. She has authored eight books for teachers and more than 35 books for children.

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Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps

History is full of fascinating stories of colorful characters, but some of the most interesting parts of history are really odd. You have probably seen scenes of government officials with their powdered white wigs, but in 1700s England and high-society in the American colonies, women… View available downloads →