- ISBN 9780792269700 / 0792269705
- Title The Revolutionary John Adams
- Author Cheryl Harness
- Category Educational: History
- Format Hardcover
- Year 2003
- Pages 48
- Publisher National Geographic Society
- Language English
- Dimensions 224mm x 11mm x 289mm
This latest addition to Harness's acclaimed picture-biographies portrays the life of James Adams, the nation's second president. Full color. Maps.
John Adams comes to vivid life for young readers in this latest addition to Harness' s acclaimed presidential picture-biographies. Dynamic artwork and lively narrative create a warm, personable portrait of the stubborn man from Braintree, Massachusetts, whose passion for liberty spurred him on to extraordinary roles as a Founding Father, first Vice President, and second President of the United States. Through Adams' s eyes, kids witness the tension-enflamed streets of Boston, the bickering Continental Congress, the complexities of waging the War for Independence, and the challenges of governing a new nation. Vivid quotes from both John and Abigail Adams provide great primary source material for school reports, and three illustrated maps let readers see where key events took place.
Cheryl Harness lives in Independence, Missouri, with her Scottie, Maude, and two cats, MerrieEmma and Elizabeth. As an author and illustrator, she is known for her engaging approach to history, seen in such books as “Three Young Pilgrims, Ghosts of the White House”, and “Remember the Ladies”. “Just for You to Know” is her first novel.