Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?
Little-known facts are highlighted in this fun book about this historical figure, by Newbery Honor-winning author Jean Fritz. "The book is a most enjoyable view of history . . . The delightful illustrations exactly suit the times and the extraordinary character of John Hancock."--The Horn Book
Everyone knows that John Hancock was one of the first signers of the Declaration of Independence. But not many know that he signed his name so large to show how mad he was about how the colonists had been treated.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wunderlong88 - LibraryThing
Jean Fritz has written so many good books full of humor, history and quirky facts. We like this one so much we've read it aloud more than once. Find out why John Hancock wrote his name so large on the Declaration of Independence while learning about this colorful and eccentric man. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
Whether this counts as historical fiction or straight historical biography, I am not sure. Some details may be fictional, but by and large it is a straightforward favorable but not reverential biography of Hancock. Read full review