A Picture Book of Patrick Henry by David A. AdlerA Picture Book of Patrick Henry by David A. Adler

A Picture Book of Patrick Henry

byDavid A. AdlerIllustratorAlexandra Wallner, John Wallner

Picture Books | September 1, 1995

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Adler tells the story of Patrick Henry from his childhood on a tobacco plantation through his career as a lawyer, politician, and governor of Virginia. The author skillfully integrates quotations from primary sources into the narrative. There is no fictionalizing of thoughts or dialogue. Since Henry was known for his oratory prowess, excerpts from his most famous speeches are included and put into context with events of the time. Personal details, such as his wife's mental illness and his ownership of slaves, are mentioned but not explored in great detail. The subject matter is presented in a manner appropriate to its intended audience. The illustrations, all on double-page spreads, are softly colored and full of historical detail. Although the pictures do not have the stiff and formal look of period portraits, they do reflect the clothing styles and furnishings of the time. Teachers and students will appreciate this introduction to the patriot's life.This famous patriot served five terms as governor of Virginia.
David Abraham Adler (born April 10, 1947) is the author of nearly 200 books for children and young adults, most notably the Cam Jansen mystery series, the "Picture Book of..." series, and several acclaimed works about the Holocaust for young readers. Adler was born in New York City, New York. He graduated from Queens College in 1968...
Title:A Picture Book of Patrick HenryFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 9.8 × 8.2 × 0.3 inPublished:September 1, 1995Publisher:Holiday House Inc

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823411877

ISBN - 13:9780823411870

Appropriate for ages: 4


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Follows the life of Patrick Henry from his early successes as a lawyer in pre-Revolutionary Virginia, his speaking out against the British taxation of the colonies, and his famous words, "Give me liberty or give me death."