Those Rebels, John & Tom by Barbara KerleyThose Rebels, John & Tom by Barbara Kerley

Those Rebels, John & Tom

byBarbara KerleyIllustratorEdwin Fotheringham

Hardcover | January 1, 2012

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A brilliant portrait of two American heroes from the award-winning creators of The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy)

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were very different.

John was short and stout.
Tom was tall and lean.

John was argumentative and blunt.
Tom was soft-spoken and polite.

John sometimes got along with almost no one.
Tom got along with just about everyone.

But these two very different gentlemen did have two things in common: They both cared deeply about the American colonies, and neither cared much for the British tyrant, King George.

With their signature wit, impeccable research, and inventive presentation style, award winners Barbara Kerley and Edwin Fotheringham masterfully blend biography and history to create a brilliant portrait of two American heroes who bravely set aside their differences to join forces in the fight for our country's freedom.

Barbara Kerley's award-winning biographies-including What To Do About Alice? and The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy), both illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins and Walt Whitman: Words for America, both illustrated by Brian Selznick-are consistently praised for their lively prose, metic...
Title:Those Rebels, John & TomFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 12.3 × 8.84 × 0.34 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545222680

ISBN - 13:9780545222686


Editorial Reviews

Praise for What to Do About Alice?A Robert F. Sibert Honor BookA Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor BookA Parents' Choice Award WinnerTexas Bluebonnet Award Master List"Kerley reveals the essence of Alice in an upbeat account of her life." - The New York Times*"Spectacular art." - Booklist, starred review*"A gleeful celebration of a fully, unapologetically led life." - Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewPraise for The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy)A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the YearA Kirkus Best Book of the YearNew York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and SharingCalifornia Reading Association, Eureka! Gold Award WinnerA School Library Journal Best BookA Washington Post Best Book of the YearOppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award Winner*"A masterfully perceptive and largely visual biography...dynamic and lovely...a joy to peruse." - School Library Journal, starred review"A great new book." - The New York Times*"An accessible and inventive vision of an American legend." - Publishers Weekly, starred review