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Title:
Don't know much about the presidents
Author:
Davis, Kenneth C.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.5 1.0 77109.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780060286156

9780060286163
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Did George Washington really chop down the cherry tree? How was James Madison a father if he didn't have any children? Where in the White House did William Howard Taft get stuck?

HAIL TO THE CHIEF! The commander in chief is the leader of our nation the president of the United States. Here's your chance to learn about the presidents' inaugurations and important political achievements, as well as their nicknames, hobbies and even what kind of foods they did (and did not) eat. Discover how life in the White House has changed, and the diverse ways the First Ladies helped America.

Best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis packs fan facts and coot quotes into his signature question-and-answer format. Detailed timelines make it easy to follow the major landmarks in American history. Presidential portraits and humorous illustrations make the design very inviting.

Who knows? After you learn so much about the presidents, maybe you'll want to run for office someday, too!


Author Notes

Kenneth C. Davis is an American popular historian, best known for his Don't Know Much About... series. Born in Mount Vernon, New York, Davis attended Concordia College, Bronxville in New York, and Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York City. Davis's second book, Don't Know Much About History, spent 35 consecutive weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and sold nearly 1.5 million copies. This unexpected success launched the Don't Know Much About... series.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

The author uses his trademark Q&A format to detail the lives of the 43 men who have led the nation, including amusing stories, each president's term, a timeline and a presidential quote. Ages 6-9. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-A lighthearted look at the presidency and the men who have held the office. Using a question-and-answer format, Davis profiles each president in chronological order accompanied by a portrait and a memorable quote to introduce the entry. The text and colorful cartoons show the idiosyncrasies of the man and aspects of his administration. The pictures add a note of whimsy; e.g., George Washington is shown trying to decide whether to use the title "Super-dude" or "High-muck-a-muck." A time line enumerates remarkable events that took place during each presidency. The book is similar to Kathleen Krull's Lives of the Presidents (Harcourt, 1998) and Judith St. George's So You Want to Be President (Philomel, 2000). Useful where presidential trivia is in demand.-Elizabeth Stumpf, Clearfield Middle School, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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