Dolley Madison


Presents the biography of Dolley Madison, the wife of the fourth president of the United States, James Madison.

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Presents the biography of Dolley Madison, the wife of the fourth president of the United States, James Madison.

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Children's Literature - Heidi Hauser Green
Americans have long been fascinated by their country's First Ladies. Dolley Madison, the spunky wife of America's fourth President, may be part of the reason why. A friendly woman and stylish hostess who was popular in the capital's social circles, Dolley oversaw the decorating of the White House, making it a sensational attraction as well as a home. When the building was under siege by British soldiers, Dolley refused to leave until she saw to it that important artifacts were saved. It is the story of this decision that has made Dolley a poster child for quick thinking and courageous acts, so it is only appropriate that Jan Mader includes it here. Unfortunately, the text includes little more than this story, in spare detail, and recognition of some milestones in Dolley Madison's life. While the limited length and vocabulary of this book make it appropriate for a very young audience, and the full-color illustrations throughout are a nice touch, the book ultimately fails to flesh out one of the country's beloved icons. Readers will surely need to refer to the additional resources listed at the book's end.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736867016
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: First Biographies Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 370L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Early Years     5
Hostess and First Lady     11
Dolley's Later Years     19
Glossary     22
Read More     23
Internet Sites     23
Index     24
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