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John Adams: Our Second President

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  12 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A thorough, illustrated biography discussing Adams's childhood, his career, his family, and his term as the second president of the United States. Includes a time line and glossary.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Child's World (first published 2001)
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Jan 20, 2009 Deanna rated it liked it
Shelves: american-history
This as been the only Junior John Adams book we have been able to get our hands on so far...

This was a pretty good retelling of the second president. (John Adams happens to be one of my favorite founding fathers). I liked how it pointed out how hard he worked for America and he tried in all things to be self-less for America and do right for her. They did talk quite a bit about the contentions that went on between him and Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. This was a good treatment of this
Nov 07, 2013 Nicki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book with my 9-year-old daughter as part of our homeschool curriculum. I think this is a good age-appropriate book to use to introduce an elementary or middle school student to John Adams and some early American concepts. The book discussed Adams and his personality issues, but I think did not quite address his wife's role in his presidency enough. It also discusses his relationships and interactions with other founding fathers. I like that vocabulary words are in bold and included i ...more
Sep 07, 2012 Shelli rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, history
Not a very good mini biography at all. Several of the "facts" were half represented, distorting their true sentiments and feel of this complex man and his role in our new nation. I would not recommend if you want to walk away with a sense of knowing who John Addams was.
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