John Quincy Adams (Profiles of the Presidents) by Michael Burgan, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
John Quincy Adams (Profiles of the Presidents)

John Quincy Adams (Profiles of the Presidents)

by Michael Burgan
     
 
A biography discussing the personal life, education, and political career of the sixth President of the United States, John Quincy Adams.

Overview

A biography discussing the personal life, education, and political career of the sixth President of the United States, John Quincy Adams.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The life of sixth America president John Quincy Adams is presented in this easy reader volume. This highly illustrated nonfiction work is part of Compass Point Books' "Profiles of the President Series." The book focuses mainly on Adams's presidential career while offering snippets of his personal life. The text uses simple and clear sentences and ideally can be used for elementary grade readers as part of an American studies curriculum. The strongest feature of the book is the reference section. This section features a full-color time line comparing Adams's life with world events. For example, when Adams started his law practice in 1790, readers learn that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had died. A handy glossary is included and a section of books, websites and historical sites for further research. Overall, the book is a bit dry but the illustrations add life to the text. 2003, Compass Point Books, Ages 5 to 8.
— Patricia Silverberg

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756502546
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Asian Animals Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection. Michael has also worked as an editor at Weekly Reader, the classroom news magazine used in schools across the United States. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history. When not writing for kids, he enjoys writing plays, and his works have been staged across the United States. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

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