Who Was Thomas Jefferson?

Who Was Thomas Jefferson?

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Who Was Thomas Jefferson? by Dennis Brindell Fradin, Nancy Harrison, John O'Brien

Did you know that John Adams had to coax Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence? It's true. The shy Virginia statesman refused at first, but then went on to author one of our nation's most important and inspiring documents. The third U.S. president, Jefferson was also an architect, inventor, musician, farmer, and-what is certainly the most troubling aspect of his life-a slave owner. Finally, here's a biography for kids that unveils the many facets of this founding father's remarkable and complicated life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448431451
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 07/28/2003
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 121,452
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

The author of more than 225 children's and young adult non-fiction books, Dennis Brindell Fradin was the winner of many awards, including the Flora Steiglitz Straus best non-fiction book of the year, two Carter Woodson awards, a Golden Kite honor plaque, and three Society of Midland Authors Best Book prizes, Dennis prided himself on writing graceful, readable prose for young people.  A born storyteller, the decade he spent as a second-grade teacher helped him perfect his fluid style of writing for children.

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Who Was Thomas Jefferson 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thomas Jefferson was A great writer.He wrote some great stories about things that I dont Know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like many others who had read this book, quickly learn that the author has not only taken literary license to embellish many of the things about Thomas Jefferson, but some of the information purported to be fact is simply false. This obviously brings the entire content into question for any reader. If you want to learn about Jefferson, get a book by a reputable author that has been historically verified. This book went right into our garbage can for the next generation. I just hope libraries across the country have a file 13 for this book as well. Shame on you Dennis Brindell Fradin!
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was ok beacuse it is a history book and for me just picking up a nonfiction book is not a good read,but it is the best book that you can find on thomas jefferson i think!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Who Was series is a great biography series for elementary students. I highly recommend it to one's classroom library.
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Mother-who-cares More than 1 year ago
I had my 3rd graders read this for a book report. They asked me, "I didn't know that Jefferson had children with a slave girl". I didn't know what they were talking about. So, I read the book myself. I then did research to find out that this was not true and it probably was Jefferson Brother. It has been DNA tested and proven that this is not true. Also the dates are not correct on the life of Jefferson father and no bibliography. These authors are trying to discredit our founding fathers! Jefferson was a good man with a high moral character. I went to Washington D.C. to find all these books on the selves at the National Archives. I was so disappointed to see them selling these books in a place that they have the answers to prove that this is false teaching our children and parents to not respect such a generous man, talented,gentleman, inventor, musician,farmer, writer, fundamental to our countries governmental practices and theories, and amazing architecture talent. I would never buy any of " Who is"books again. .
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