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Title:
Who was Thomas Jefferson?
Author:
Fradin, Dennis B.
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Publication Information:
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
103 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Series:
Summary:
A biography of the third president of the United States and writer of the Declaration of Independence.
Language:
English
Contents:
Who was Thomas Jefferson? -- Tall Tom -- Tall Tom in love -- "We hold these truths to be self-evident ..." -- Governor and minister to France -- Secretary of State and Vice President -- Our third President -- Last years at Monticello -- Thomas Jefferson's legacy.
Reading Level:
680 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 1.0 86803.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.3 3 Quiz: 33921 Guided reading level: O.
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ISBN:
9780448431451

9781424221462
Format :
Book

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Did you know that John Adams had to coax Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence? It's true. The shy Virginia statesman refused at first, but then went on to author one of our nation's most important and inspiring documents. The third U.S. president, Jefferson was also an architect, inventor, musician, farmer, and-what is certainly the most troubling aspect of his life-a slave owner. Finally, here's a biography for kids that unveils the many facets of this founding father's remarkable and complicated life.


Author Notes

The author of more than 225 children's and young adult non-fiction books, Dennis Brindell Fradin was the winner of many awards, including the Flora Steiglitz Straus best non-fiction book of the year, two Carter Woodson awards, a Golden Kite honor plaque, and three Society of Midland Authors Best Book prizes, Dennis prided himself on writing graceful, readable prose for young people. A born storyteller, the decade he spent as a second-grade teacher helped him perfect his fluid style of writing for children.


Table of Contents

Who Was Thomas Jefferson?p. 1
Tall Tomp. 4
Tall Tom in Lovep. 13
"We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident"p. 27
Governor and Minister to Francep. 45
Secretary of State and Vice Presidentp. 61
Our Third Presidentp. 68
Last Years at Monticellop. 81
Thomas Jefferson's Legacyp. 93