The Founding Fathers!: Those Horse-Ridin’, Fiddle-Playin’, Book-Readin’, Gun-Totin’ Gentlemen Who Started America

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The Founding Fathers were a really diverse group of people. The ways they earned their livings widely varied. Some were politicians, but other jobs they had were lawyer, farmer, doctor, merchant, teacher, printer, and one was even a privateer (a pirate hired by a government). Most claimed to be anti-slavery, but many also owned slaves. So what did these men have in common? They were all interesting people who were leaders in their time. They are all worthy of having our young people know about them because the work they did built the foundation for the nation we live in today. Getting kids to take in interest in history can be a difficult job, but not for author Jonah Winter and illustrator Barry Blitt. They have chronicled fourteen of the Founding Fathers in this delightful picture book for middle-grade readers. Each of the fourteen Founding Fathers chosen has a spread in the book, with a fun full-page portrait on one page and a veritable plethora of fun facts, such as hobbies, farm animals owned, and wealth adjusted for inflation, on the other. This is chock-full of fascinating information and is likely to get kids excited about history.


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Author Jonah Winter, Barry Blitt, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2015-Jan-06
ISBN 9781442442740
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Issue April 2015
Category Tweens
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