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 seventh 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 2008!

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

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The seventh 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 2008!

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 2008! 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 '09, the cover will feature the newly elected commander-in-chief!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Melissa Zanot
This Scholastic book is an excellent resource book about presidents of the United States. The book starts "Some Facts About" electing the president and has bolded sections that, to name a few, are "The Conventions," "The Electoral Vote," "Red and Blue States," etc. Barack Obama is included in this book so it makes it a very up-to-date addition to any library. Included facts about each president are where they were born, when they were born, political party, term of office, and when they died. The best part apart this book is that along with the basic information about each president there is a timeline of important event during their presidency, and interesting, but lesser known facts like "Which president spoke the most languages?" This book would be great as a classroom set to learn about every presidents, a great addition to the reference section to the of a school library, or will help parents when their child says I have to have a report about a president tomorrow and I have only had three weeks to complete the assignment, but I have not started the work. This book could be pulled off the shelf and used for the procrastinating student of any age. The book is listed to the age of adult because anyone could use this book to learn more about presidents and the way a president is elected. This is a book that should be added to any list of resources about the presidents. Reviewer: Melissa Zanot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545087124
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
Mr. President
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 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!