"Adams and Jefferson help bring forth the Declaration of Independence and... model successful collaboration. Their secret: Speak up and listen to the other guy. Good lessons for today's Washington." --San Francisco Chronice
An NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were very different.
John Adams was short and stout. Thomas Jefferson was tall and lean.
John was argumentative and blunt. Tom was soft-spoken and polite.
But these two very different gentlemen did have two things in common: They both cared deeply about the American colonies, and neither cared much for the British tyrant, King George.
With their signature wit, impeccable research, and inventive presentation style, award winners Barbara Kerley and Edwin Fotheringham masterfully blend biography and history to create a brilliant portrait of two American heroes who bravely set aside their differences to join forces in the fight for our country’s freedom.
About the Author
Barbara Kerley is a two-time Sibert Honoree whose award-winning biographies include What to Do About Alice?, The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy), Those Rebels, John & Tom, and A Home for Mr. Emerson, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins and Walt Whitman: Words for America, illustrated by Brian Selznick. Kerley's books have all been distinguished for their lively prose, meticulous research, and artistic presentation style. She lives in Portland, Oregon. You can learn more about her online at barbarakerley.com.
Edwin Fotheringham has illustrated numerous widely acclaimed nonfiction picture books such as Barbara Kerley's What to Do About Alice?, a Sibert Honor Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book; The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy), a New York Public Library Best Children’s Book; Those Rebels, John & Tom, an NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book; and A Home For Mr. Emerson, a NAPPA Gold Award winner; as well as younger fiction picture books, such as Pam Muñoz Ryan's Tony Baloney and the eponymous beginning reader series; and Jennifer Hamburg's Monkey and Duck Quack Up!, a spring 2015 Indie Favorite Book. Ed lives in Seattle, Washington. Visit him at edfotheringham.com.