Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence--but there's so much more to discover. Read more...
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Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence--but there's so much more to discover. This energetic man was interested in everything. He played violin, spoke seven languages and was a scientist, naturalist, botanist, mathematician and architect. He designed his magnificent home, Monticello, which is full of objects he collected from around the world. Our first foodie, he grew over fifteen kinds of peas and advocated a mostly vegetarian diet. And oh yes, as our third president, he doubled the size of the United States and sent Lewis and Clark to explore it. He also started the Library of Congress and said, "I cannot live without books." But monumental figures can have monumental flaws, and Jefferson was no exception. Although he called slavery an "abomination," he owned about 150 slaves.
As she did in Looking at Lincoln, Maira Kalman shares a president's remarkable, complicated life with young readers, making history come alive with her captivating text and stunning illustrations.
This item is Non-Returnable.
- ISBN-13: 9780399240409
- ISBN-10: 0399240403
- Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
- Publish Date: January 2014
- Page Count: 40
- Reading Level: Ages 5-8
- Dimensions: 11 x 9.3 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds
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