A Picture Book of John and Abigail Adams by David A AdlerA Picture Book of John and Abigail Adams by David A Adler

A Picture Book of John and Abigail Adams

byDavid A Adler, Michael S. AdlerIllustratorRonald Himler

Reinforced Library Binding | January 15, 2010

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John Adams was an American patriot and Founding Father, and Abigail, his wife, was his most trusted adviser for more than fifty years. While John served in both Continental Congresses, Abigail managed their farm within earshot of cannon fire. She later advised her husband through amusing letters as he served as our first ambassador to Great Britain. And when John was elected America's first vice president and our second president, Abigail vowed to be his "fellow Laborer"--and she steadfastly lived up to her promise.
Ronald Himler has illustrated many books for children, including "A Picture Book of Lewis and Clark" by David Adler, and "The Blizzard" by Betty Ren Wright. "School Library Journal" called his art "evocative" and pinpoints a "nostalgic appeal" that Himler "capture[s] so perfectly in...pictures." He lives in Arizona.David A. Adler is th...
Title:A Picture Book of John and Abigail AdamsFormat:Reinforced Library BindingDimensions:32 pages, 8.2 × 10 × 0.5 inPublished:January 15, 2010Publisher:Holiday House IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823420078

ISBN - 13:9780823420070


Editorial Reviews

This excellent picture-book biography introduces the childhoods, courtship, and family life of John and Abigail Adams as well as their years in public service. Fine-tuned to give readers a sense of their personalities as well as their significance in American history, the succinct text uses details of daily life and short quotes from the Adams' private letters and public pronouncements very effectively. Himler's graceful and well-composed drawings are brightened with luminous washes. A list of important dates in the Adams' lives, source notes, and a selected bibliography are appended to this fine entry in the Picture Book Biography series.