The Great Little Madisonby Jean Fritz
In the days before microphones and TV interviews, getting people to listen to you was not an easy task. But James Madison used his quiet eloquence, intelligence and passion for unified colonies to help shape the Constitution, steer America through the turmoil of two wars, and ensure that our government, and nation, remained intact. uAn excellent, fascinating, indispensable resource. --Kirkus Reviews, pointer review The book is rich in the sort of detail that illuminates the man, but is not limited to personal information; a great deal of government history is woven into the biography. --Horn Book, starred review Fritz has given a vivid picture of the man and an equally vivid picture of the problems that faced the leaders of the new nation in the formative years. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review Young readers will feel like they know the ‘Great Little Madison’ very well. --School Library Journal
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Jean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of Homesick, is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers, including What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, and Shh! We're Writing the Constitution. She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association, and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children's literature.
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This is a well written biography and history that touches the highlights of our nation's beginning. It briefly rounds up many of the top political players of the time. The focus is on the strength of Madison's commitment to his nation, a commitment that helped him to overcome his physical weaknesses. It shows behind the scenes activities that go into the making of history. The author used deft stokes to show how Madison became great by overcoming his small stature and weak voice through the greatness of his commitment.