First Mothers by Beverly GhermanFirst Mothers by Beverly Gherman

First Mothers

byBeverly GhermanIllustratorJulie Downing

Paperback | April 5, 2016

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Who were the moms behind the U.S. presidents? Get the scoop with some fun facts and embarrassing childhood stories!"[An] engaging and utterly browsable collection of quick facts." - School Library Journa l
Did you know that Abraham Lincoln's mother was a wrestler? James Madison's mom called him "Jemmy." Woodrow Wilson made Mother's Day official to celebrate all mothers-especially his. While the award-winning Beverly Gherman dishes fun facts about each mother, Julie Downing engages readers with lively illustrations. A fresh take on U.S. presidential history and a timely tie-in to the election season.
Beverly Gherman has won many awards for her engaging, child-friendly biographies, including a Smithsonian Notable Book award. She lives in San Francisco, California.   Julie Downing has written and/or illustrated more than thirty picture books. She lives in San Francisco, California. Visit her website at . ...
Title:First MothersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.26 inPublished:April 5, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544668391

ISBN - 13:9780544668393


Editorial Reviews

Craftily mining the personalities of each woman, Downing contributes watercolor and colored pencil portraits of the mothers on their home turfs, humorously underscoring their many diverse eccentricities."- Publishers Weekly "Young readers will enjoy perusing this engaging and utterly browsable collection of quick facts about these little-known, but very important women."- School Library Journal "Colorfully illustrated and surprisingly entertaining."- Booklist "