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Don't Know Much About the Presidents
     

Don't Know Much About the Presidents

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by Kenneth C. Davis, Pedro Martin (Illustrator)
 

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Which president was also a movie star?

What happened five days after the Union won the Civil War?

What food did Americans think was poisonous until Thomas Jefferson ate some?

Hail to the chief! Here's your chance to learn all about the presidents' important political achievements, their nicknames, hobbies -- even what kind of foods they

Overview

Which president was also a movie star?

What happened five days after the Union won the Civil War?

What food did Americans think was poisonous until Thomas Jefferson ate some?

Hail to the chief! Here's your chance to learn all about the presidents' important political achievements, their nicknames, hobbies -- even what kind of foods they ate. Best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis packs fun facts and cool quotes into his signature question-and-answer format. Who knows? After you learn so much about the presidents, maybe you will want to run for office someday, too!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The author uses his trademark Q&A format to detail the lives of the 43 men who have led the nation, including amusing stories, each president's term, a timeline and a presidential quote. Ages 6-9. (Mar.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-A lighthearted look at the presidency and the men who have held the office. Using a question-and-answer format, Davis profiles each president in chronological order accompanied by a portrait and a memorable quote to introduce the entry. The text and colorful cartoons show the idiosyncrasies of the man and aspects of his administration. The pictures add a note of whimsy; e.g., George Washington is shown trying to decide whether to use the title "Super-dude" or "High-muck-a-muck." A time line enumerates remarkable events that took place during each presidency. The book is similar to Kathleen Krull's Lives of the Presidents (Harcourt, 1998) and Judith St. George's So You Want to Be President (Philomel, 2000). Useful where presidential trivia is in demand.-Elizabeth Stumpf, Clearfield Middle School, PA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
People Magazine
“Reading Davis is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064462310
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/23/2003
Series:
Don't Know Much About Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of A Nation Rising; America's Hidden History; and Don't Know Much About® History, which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, sold more than 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don't Know Much About® series for adults and children. A resident of New York City and Dorset, Vermont, Davis frequently appears on national television and radio and has been a commentator on NPR's All Things Considered. He blogs regularly at www.dontknowmuch.com.

Pedro Martin, a greeting-card artist for Hallmark, also illustrated Don't Know Much About® The Solar System and Don't Know Much About® The Presidents. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Don't Know Much About the Presidents 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good facts on the presidents
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book explains the Presidents in terms that make learning exciting. The illustrations invite the mind to think you were there!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great, especially for middle grade and hibh school students. It has loads of information and useless trivia which is just plain fun.