I Wish I Knew That: U.S. Presidents: Cool Stuff You Need To Know

I Wish I Knew That: U.S. Presidents: Cool Stuff You Need To Know

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by Patricia Halbert, Susan Randol, Christopher Davis, Reader's Digest Editors
     
 

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Here is a look at the fascinating profiles of each of the 43 presidents, including the names of their pets! Sidebars are filled with fun and unusual information about our leaders-such as who appears on stamps and money-and "At a Glance" boxes provide birth date, political party, and other vital information, including that:

  • Thomas Jefferson, our third

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Here is a look at the fascinating profiles of each of the 43 presidents, including the names of their pets! Sidebars are filled with fun and unusual information about our leaders-such as who appears on stamps and money-and "At a Glance" boxes provide birth date, political party, and other vital information, including that:

  • Thomas Jefferson, our third president, spoke six languages, invented many things (the swivel chair and the pedometer, to name two), and designed and built not only Monticello (his rural home) but also the University of Virginia.
  • Theodore Roosevelt, was one of the nation's great hunters, and the Smithsonian is filled with hundreds of specimens from his safari in Africa. He was also our first environmentalist president, setting aside nearly 200 million acres for national parks and wildlife refuges.
You'll also find a section on "The First Ladies"-short takes on all the presidents' wives. The book ends with a special feature that's just in time for the 2012 election: how a president gets elected. From the first presidential election to recent recounts, this chapter clearly explains to a young audience how we choose the next leader of our country.

Includes over 100 whimsical illustrations!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606523605
Publisher:
Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
02/02/2012
Series:
Cool Stuff You Need to Know Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Susan Randol is the author and editor of many books, including i before e (except after c): The Young Readers Edition and Redbook Mom’s Survival Guide. She lives outside of New York City with her family.

Andrew Pinder initially studied archaeology, and worked as an archaeologist and prehistorian, directing excavations and producing illustrations for museums, books and specialist publications. When he moved to Mallorca he began to work as an illustrator, painter and muralist. He has had numerous one man exhibitions on Mallorca and has work in various public and private collections. As an illustrator he has worked on more than twenty books, mainly for children, in Catalan, Spanish and English.

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I Wish I Knew That: U.S. Presidents: Cool Stuff You Need To Know 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You got to read this!
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what is it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like it and i am useing it for my book reqort.
One_B-N_Fan More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as a gift for a somewhat mentally challenged individual who was interested in learning more about our presidents. It's easy to read - not too much in depth information - in a easily understood format. She loves it!
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I'm really enjoying this book. I'm an elementary school teacher so i'm familiar with many of the facts and events but love reading quotes from the presidents as well as some of the obscure facts about their personal lives.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You get a quivk overview of the presidents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's bomb
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a stupid mom ha ha! Is that funny ha ha! Love Kayla Plewes.