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Children's LiteratureAndrew Jackson was not the typical presidential candidate. As a child he was fatherless, poor, fought a lot and even swore. Then the revolutionary war changed his life. At age 15 he was a war veteran and an orphan. He certainly was not the typical candidate to become the president of the United States. Children can learn this, plus facts about his time spent as a judge, his wife, and even funny facts about outhouses. In this fun look at the life of Andrew Jackson, children will learn history in a humorous way. Each page consists of large type and either a photograph, cartoon, or drawing of the event from the text. Venezia's humor is cleverly captured in the drawings about the life of the seventh president of the United States. This series about the Presidents will capture the attention of children who are learning about them for the first time. 2005, Scholastic, Ages 9 to 12.