John Adams (Founding Fathers Series)

John Adams (Founding Fathers Series)

by Stuart A. Kallen

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Children's Literature
Each entry in this series covers the unique features of a man important to the struggle for American independence. The title covers each man's early years, family, education, the issues he was involved in, important historical context, his contributions to the formation of early government, and his last years. Cousin to Sam Adams, John Adams was Washington's vice president, the second president, father to John Quincy Adams, another president, and for some time a bitter opponent of Thomas Jefferson following the later days of independence. Stuart Kallan's text is interesting and readable, less like a textbook series and more like an informed enthusiast which upper elementary and middle schoolers will appreciate. The inviting look of the text is assisted with a calligraphy heading on every double page spread or two and a generous selection of illustrations, etchings, photographs, and archival material. Endmatter includes websites, a timeline, short glossary, and index. All in all, this series is a welcome and attractive contribution to the literature about the country's founding fathers. Part of the "Founding Fathers" series. 2001, Abdo Consulting Group, $24.21. Ages 9 to 14. Reviewer:Susan Hepler

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ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
Founding Fathers Series
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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