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James Madison
Malone, Mary.
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Publication Information:
Springfield, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [1997]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Chronicles the life and career of the fourth President with emphasis on his many contributions to the government of the United States including his role in writing the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.2 3.0 16022.
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E342 .M25 1997 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography

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A driving force behind the Constitution, congressman, landowner, president, James Madison had many varied tasks as one of the founders of our nation. Explored is Madison's personal history, his family life, and the impact his work made on the freedom and privileges Americans enjoy today.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-6. This volume from the publisher's United States Presidents series is a well-researched, smoothly written biography that introduces James Madison. The book discusses Madison's background, personality, and family, but it focuses mainly on his accomplishments at the Constitutional Convention, as secretary of state, and as president. Black-and-white reproductions of period paintings and prints show the man, the people he knew, and the places where he lived. Other illustrations include photographs of historic sites and original documents. Appended are chapter notes, a chronology, a bibliography, and a list of Web sites recommended for research on Madison. --Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-9‘This admiring biography emphasizes Madison's intellectual and public-service contributions to the young American nation. Malone includes some personal information about her subject's childhood, education, and marriage to Dolley Paine Todd, but devotes most of the book to his political career. She relates Madison's increasingly important roles in government, from his early service in the Virginia House of Delegates to his major contributions to the drafting and ratification of the Constitution to his service as Jefferson's Secretary of State and two terms as president. His professional successes and failures are handled objectively; the author also examines his ownership of slaves and his struggles with the issue of slavery. Average-quality black-and-white photos and reproductions of period art and source documents appear throughout. While there are many YA titles about American leaders such as Washington and Jefferson, there is little to be found on the Father of the Constitution for this age group. This book provides a greater level of detail and more analysis than can be found in collective biographies, making it a good choice for libraries that need material about this man or early America.‘Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.