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Mr. President: A Book of U.S. Presidents

Mr. President: A Book of U.S. Presidents

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by George Sullivan
     
 

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The new edition of a popular favorite, this digest-sized, easy-to-read book features summaries of each president and his term of office--from George Washington to the president elected in 2012!

Hail to the chief! The highest title in the United States belongs to the president. Here, readers will learn about all the inspiring individuals who've occupied the Oval

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The new edition of a popular favorite, this digest-sized, easy-to-read book features summaries of each president and his term of office--from George Washington to the president elected in 2012!

Hail to the chief! The highest title in the United States belongs to the president. Here, readers will learn about all the inspiring individuals who've occupied the Oval Office--from George Washington to the president elected in 2012! Chock-full of information, this accessible book chronicles each president's life and times, and even highlights some funny anecdotes. The process of electing a president is clearly explained, as is the job of a president. Freshly updated for 2012, the cover will feature the newly elected commander in chief!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-7 Direct writing marks this collective biography, written for a younger audience than Beard's The Presidents in American History (Messner, 1985). Sullivan provides three- to four-page individual summaries of the Presidents' lives, illustrated with portraits of the Presidents and reproductions that illuminate the times in which they lived. These profiles are accompanied by lists of biographical facts and key events during each administration. They are preceded by an overview of the electoral process today and the President's duties; this section is divided by frequent subheadings that help make the information more easily retrievable. The text is set in a large typeface, and much white space gives the book a clean look that browsers will find attractive. Sullivan does not go into as much detail as Beard, and he does not address the Cabinet other than to cite its current make-up, but the information he includes is factual and appropriate for report writing. David Gale, ``School Library Journal''

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545495943
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
990L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author


Author George Edward Sullivan was born on August 11, 1927, in Lowell, MA. Between 1945 and 1948, he was in the U.S. Navy, where he served as a journalist. He has written over 200 nonfiction books for children and young adults on a wide variety of topics. In 2005, his book BUILT TO LAST was honored with the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. Sullivan is a member of PEN, Authors Guild, Authors League of America, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He lives in New York with his wife.

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Mr. President A Book of U.S. Presidents 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
MR. PRESIDENT is a short book perfect for anyone who wants to know the basics of how one becomes president, as well as some good information on the 44 we've had so far (yes, that includes Barack Obama!).

For this type of book, Mr. Sullivan did a very good job, giving information in an easy-to-understand way. It's a fast read that gives more insight into major events through certain President's careers, fun facts about different Heads of State, and even sheds some light on certain "unknown" presidents that might not come up much.

As for the fun facts, you'll find out who the tallest and shortest presidents were, who had the most eccentric pets in the White House, and even who the first woman to run for president was (hint: It's not Hillary Clinton!).

Overall, I think this is a really well-written resource book that's great for middle school readers learning Presidential history, or even someone older who wants to brush up on their facts!