Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought)by Kathleen Krull, John C. Brown (Narrated by), William Dufris (Narrated by)
What did the presidents of the United States do for fun? What were their favorite foods? What were their nicknames and favorite pets? And how did they take care of their hair? Every U.S. president is the focus of public scrutiny, but how well do we know these men? What kind of fathers do presidents make? Husbands? Neighbors? Other books focus on the historical
What did the presidents of the United States do for fun? What were their favorite foods? What were their nicknames and favorite pets? And how did they take care of their hair? Every U.S. president is the focus of public scrutiny, but how well do we know these men? What kind of fathers do presidents make? Husbands? Neighbors? Other books focus on the historical achievements of those who have occupied our country's highest office; Lives of the Presidents looks instead at their bad habits, silly nicknames, and strange pets. Every president - from George Washington to Bill Clinton - is included, with an emphasis on those who have had the greatest impact on history. Discover their high points, low points, and the times in between.
In this stunning addition to their acclaimed series, Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt take us beyond politics and photo opportunities, revealing the entertaining, complex, and very real lives of the presidents.
Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers. She is a book reviewer and former children's books editor. Ms. Krull lives in San Diego, California.
Kathryn Hewitt has illustrated the previous books in the Lives of the ... series as well as picture books for younger readers. She lives in Santa Monica, California.
Meet the Author
Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young people, including Lives of the Explorers, Lives of the Musicians, and all other books in this popular series illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt. She is also the author of Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, as well as The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny) and Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country), both co-written with Paul Brewer and illustrated by Stacy Innerst. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her website at www.kathleenkrull.com.
Kathryn Hewitt's caricatures of famous figures led kids to dub the Lives of . . . series the "Big Head" books. She has illustrated many books for young readers, some of which she also wrote. She lives in Santa Monica, California. Visit her website at www.kathrynhewitt.com.
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This book makes the presidents exactly what they are: HUMAN! Kathryn Hewitt's clever illustrations drew me to the book; Kathleen Krull's lively stories kept me from putting it down! Learning of the presidents' favorite late night snacks (which one loved to lie on the floor, reading a book and eating cornbread?), favorite animals (some had menageries in the White House), and their true views on slavery, civil rights, and women's rights (which did not always agree with their public views) made for fascinating reading. By no means is this book meant to replace a more historical study of the presidents; it is rather, an entertaining supplement. However, don't be surprised if it sparks further study of the presidents, and U.S. history in general.
enjoyed the unknown facts/information about the presidents