Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams

by Sally Lee
     
 

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Abigail Adams became first lady on March 4, 1797. But before she lived at the White House, she helped colonies win freedom from the British. Learn about her childhood, education, and role as first lady of the United States.  See more details below

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Abigail Adams became first lady on March 4, 1797. But before she lived at the White House, she helped colonies win freedom from the British. Learn about her childhood, education, and role as first lady of the United States.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Margaret Orto
This book in the "First Ladies" series introduces beginning readers to Abigail Adams who, like her husband, contributed so much to shape the early days of the nation. Her childhood, education, help in winning freedom from Britain and her role as first lady are all covered. Chapter headings are clear. Text is accessible and appropriate for the target audience with short, direct sentence structure and no more than four sentences per page. Opposite the text are full-page portraits or illustrations that correspond with the written material. The illustrations are well-chosen and capture interest. Portraits of Abigail both as a young woman as well as later in life are shown as are pictures of her birthplace and her kitchen on the farm she lived on with her husband and family. An interesting illustration of the laundry room at the White House is included, along with several other historical pictures. A timeline at the bottom of each spread further solidifies textual information and a complete timeline is found on the final page. A glossary, read more section, internet sites, and an index are all included at the back. Reviewer: Margaret Orto

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429653268
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
First Ladies Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
NC530L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Sally Lee is the author of numerous nonfiction books for readers from kindergarten through high school. Her interest in children’s literature began at the University of Missouri where she received her degree in education. Her years of teaching gave her desire to help children learn.
When she left the classroom to raise her own son and daughter, writing nonfiction became a way to continue educating children. Her favorite part of writing nonfiction is doing research. It reminds her of a treasure hunt, especially when it uncovers off-beat facts that nobody else knows. It also satisfies her own curiosity about the world. Sally and her husband live in Dallas, Texas, with their children and grandchildren nearby.

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