The Revolutionary John Adams by Cheryl Harness

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John Adams comes to vivid life for young readers in this 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 show readers where key events took place.
 

About Cheryl Harness

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Cheryl Harness is the author and/or illustrator of numerous children's books, including seven picture book biographies for National Geographic and the series Cheryl Harness Histories. She has a natural talent for making history fun for kids, injecting the "wow" factor into the lives of America's historical heroes and heroines. A multi-award winning author and illustrator, she lives in her historic hometown of Independence, MO. Visit Cheryl Harness at her Web site: www.cherylharness.com.
 
Published January 1, 2003 by National Geographic Children's Books. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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In her signature style, Harness (Remember the Ladies, 2001, etc.) joins the contemporary effort to bring John Adams to his rightful place in history.

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