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Thomas Jefferson : Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything
by Maira Kalman and Maira Kalman


Overview - Renowned artist Maira Kalman sheds light on the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president.
Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence--but there's so much more to discover.
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Overview
Renowned artist Maira Kalman sheds light on the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president.
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.


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  • 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


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Presidents & First Families (U.S
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States - Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States - 19th Century

 
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