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The Revolutionary John Adams

by Cheryl Harness

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"The Revolutionary John Adams, is a book that gives a break down of John Adams life. It tells of where and when he was born, how many children he had, and how he and his wife met and had gotten Married. The book not only tells about Johns life, it also tells of how important his role was in the day of early America.

Personal Views: I think this book is very well written. It allows children to not only learn about the life an American, but also allows children to know and understand the events that made the United States an Independent country.
Extensions: 1. Create a map of the thirteen original colonies.
2. Lean about tall of the U.S. Presidents
  kk903148 | Nov 19, 2013 |
Part of a series of biographies published by National Geographic, the author also illustrated this book profusely. Published in an oversized picture-book format the pages are colourful and full of gorgeous illustrations throughout that will keep the attention of any child. The text is written in an engaging, informative style and both the 8yo and I, who knew nothing of the subject before hand, learned a lot. The book goes from Adams' birth until his death and was an interesting read. Not until the Revolution did the use of dates become too extensive that they made the reading turn dry, so I started skipping over them and said things like "in January" or "then one day". Dates do not keep a child intrigued in the story. Otherwise a nice book that does it's job well. ( )
  ElizaJane | Apr 10, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0792269705, Hardcover)

John Adams comes to vivid life for young readers in this latest addition to Harness’s acclaimed presidential picture-biographies. Dynamic artwork and lively narrative create a warm, personable portrait of the stubborn man from Braintree, Massachusetts, whose passion for liberty spurred him on to extraordinary roles as a Founding Father, first Vice President, and second President of the United States. Through Adams’s eyes, kids witness the tension-enflamed streets of Boston, the bickering Continental Congress, the complexities of waging the War for Independence, and the challenges of governing a new nation. Vivid quotes from both John and Abigail Adams provide great primary source material for school reports, and three illustrated maps let readers see where key events took place.

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A biography of John Adams with emphasis on his role in the American Revolution.

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