A Picture Book of John and Abigail Adams

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Holiday House, Incorporated, Dec 18, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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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 toher promise."--Amazon.com.

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Review: A Picture Book of John and Abigail Adams (Picture Book Biography)

User Review  - Betsy - Goodreads

Adler gives us a great peak into the youth and adulthood of John and Abigail Adams. He provide extra resources, documentation, and an author's note at the end--excellent for helping show children how and why to do research. Read full review

Review: A Picture Book of John and Abigail Adams (Picture Book Biography)

User Review  - Marlee Mattson - Goodreads

In "A Picture Book of John and Abigail Adams" by David and Michael Adler, the authors wrote all about these two historic figures in an interesting way. This book allowed me to read about when John and ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

David A. Adler was born in New York City. He attended Queen's College in New York City and later, earned an MBA in Marketing from New York University. He writes both fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of Cam Jansen mysteries and the Andy Russell titles. His titles has earned him numerous awards including a Sydney Taylor Book Award for his title "The Number on My Grandfather's Arm," "A Picture Book of Jewish Holidays" was named a Notable Book of 1981 by the American Library Association and "Our Golda" was named a Carter G. Woodson Award Honor Book.

David A. Adler and Michael S. Alder have collaborated on several books in the Picture Book Biography series. A Picture Book of John and Abigail Adams was called "impressive" by Kirkus Reviews. Both authors live in New York State.

Ronald Himler was born in Cleveland Ohio, and attended the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he majored in painting and illustration. After graduation he attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He worked for a number of years at professionally related jobs in the arts, before traveling extensively in Europe. Once there, he conducted independent research at the major museums, including the Louvre in Paris, the Uffizi gallery in Florence, and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In 1972 he illustrated his first children's book, Glad Day and Other Classical Poems for Children. In 1976 he authored and illustrated The Girl on the Yellow Giraffe. In 1979 he authored and illustrated Wake Up Jeremiah, and co-authored and illustrated Little Owl, Keeper of the Trees. He went on to illustrate more then 100 picture books for children, and has painted hundreds of book covers for young adult novels which are displayed in bookstores and libraries across the nation. He has won the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators, the Illustrator of the Year from the Arizona Library Association, The Christopher Award, the Parents Choice Gold Award. He was named a Reading Rainbow Selection, an ALA Notable Childrens Books, a Best Western Book Cover Art Finalist from the Western Writers of America, a Merit Citation from the Society of Illustrators, a Golden Sower Award Nominee, a Blue Bonnet Nominee and a Junior Literary Guild Selection. Himler has also won a Childrens Book Council Award, a Top Hand Award, a Childrens Choice Award from the International Reading Association, Best Childrens Book of the Year Award from the School Library Journal, New York State Charlotte Award Nominee, a Texas Blue Bonnet Award, a Colorado Childrens Book Award Nominee, a Maryland Blackeyed Susan Picture Book Award, and a Washington Childrens Choice Picture Book Award Ballot. Himler's books have been named a Notable Childrens Trade Book in Social Studies, a Books for Brotherhood from the National Council of Christians and Jews, a Children's Reviewers Choice from Book List, a Best Books of the Year Selection from the New York Public Library, a Notable Trade Book in the Language Arts, a Pick of the Lists from American Booksellers, a Junior Library Guild Selection, a Hornbook-Fanfare Selection, a Book List, Editor's Choice, a California Childrens Book Awards Selection, a Childrens Book of the Month Club Selection, and an Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children.

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