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John Hancock : president of the continental congress
Gaines, Ann.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia, PA : Chelsea House Publishers, [2001]

Physical Description:
80 pages ; 25 cm.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.9 1.0 46994.
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E302.6.H23 G35 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography

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-- Compelling portraits of American history's most notable male and female leaders -- Includes informative sidebars -- Interesting, easy-to-understand content -- Complements school curriculum Hancock was a successful shipping merchant who became the president of the Second Continental Congress and the first signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-These accessible biographies offer a balance of facts about the notable deeds and human shortcomings of their subjects. For example, Allen is described as heroic but crude, headstrong, and not the best husband or father. The narratives are generally lively, but much of the information presented has been simplified. This does not present particular problems in Marion as the documentation on his life is limited. However, in Hancock, the discussions of his many political positions and responsibilities may confuse some readers. While the information in all the books is accurate for the most part, Gaines credits the Americans with defeating the British at Bunker Hill. Boxed text provides additional information and insight into the period in all three books. Well-placed color reproductions are accompanied by captions closely related to the text. Unfortunately, the titles and artists are omitted in the picture credits.-Carolyn Janssen, Children's Learning Center of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



Tells the life story of the man whose name has become synonymous with his signature due to his flamboyant signing of the Declaration of Independence. Excerpted from John Hancock: President of the Continental Congress by Ann Graham Gaines All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.