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Thomas Jefferson and the Return of the Magic Hat

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After almost six months in Maryland, fifth-grader Oliver still misses his friends back in New Jersey. But things start to change one day, when his neighbor--and possible new friend--Sam lends Oliver a magic hat that takes him back to the 18th- and 19th-century world of Thomas Jefferson. Oliver and his sisters--Cassie, the nice one, and Ruby, the annoying one--end up learni ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 28th 2020 by Schiffer Kids
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Kasey Giard
Jan 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed seeing snippets of history throughout this book-- historical figures like Thomas Jefferson and his family. The story is really well-balanced between the adventures in the past and the things unfolding in the present. I liked the characters a lot.

This is a great book for kids who have outgrown the Magic Treehouse books because of their reading level but who still enjoy that sort of present-day-kid-in-a-past-setting type of story. The chapters are still fairly short and manageable, but a
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thomas Jefferson and the Return of the Magic Hat, the third book in the President and Me series by Deborah Kalb, blends American history within a relatable story of a fifth grade boy who has recently moved away from New Jersey to a new home in Maryland. With the help of a magic hat, Oliver travels back to Monticello on multiple occasions to speak with Thomas Jefferson and Madison Hemings. Kalb does not shy away from asking the hard questions about the inconsistencies in Thomas Jefferson’s life. ...more
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Deborah Kalb is a freelance writer and editor who spent more than 20 years working as a journalist. She is the co-author, with her father, Marvin Kalb, of Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama, and has always been interested in presidents and history. She lives with her family in the Washington, DC, area.

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