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Thomas Jefferson: A Picture Book Biography

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Now available in paperback for the first time, James Cross Giblin and Michael Dooling relate the story of our nation's third president and author of the Declaration of Independence.

Thomas Jefferson was a soft-spoken man. But his contributions to American democracy live on as bold reminders of his formidable intellect and spirit. Son of a wealthy famer, young Thomas was a s
Paperback, 48 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Scholastic Paperback Nonfiction (first published 1994)
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Alex Blose
The books starts out when Thomas Jefferson was a young boy living in Tuckahoe and going to school. Jefferson did not want to go there anymore, and eventually he was able to leave and go to a boarding school to study. Jefferson then goes to college in Virginia, moves to Shadwell and builds the famous Monticello, marries Martha Wayles, and has six children. The biography then goes on to tell about Jefferson's time in Virginia's House of Burgesses, how he wrote up the Declaration of Independence, a ...more
Sep 02, 2008 Art rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Art by: Dugan, Tonya
A good beginning history of the Life of Thomas Jefferson.
Very simple, well illustrated book.

Tonya Dugan gave me this book and I have used it in the Classroom and when tutoring.
Catherine Woodman
a grammar school bio
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Info 1 4 May 15, 2009 06:44PM  
Born on July 8th, James Cross Giblin was, in his own words, "shy, bookish, and a little spoiled." He loved comic books and drew his own comic strips. Giblin worked on his school newspapers and wrote a play while he was at Western Reserve University. That play, My Bus Was Always Late, was published in 1954. He worked hard at writing plays, but disappointment followed.

After receiving his MFA in crea
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