The Revolutionary John Adams

The Revolutionary John Adams John Adams comes to vivid life for young readers in this addition to Harness s acclaimed presidential picture biographies Dynamic artwork and lively narrative create a warm personable portrait of the

John Adams comes to vivid life for young readers in this 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 PresidentJohn Adams comes to vivid life for young readers in this 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 show readers where key events took place How wonderful now to see his story told for children in such an appealing fashion Cheryl Harness s illustrations and text are first rate, appropriately full of life and understanding David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize winning author of John AdamsNational Geographic supports K 12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit natgeoed commoncore for information.

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  1. Cheryl Harness Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Revolutionary John Adams book, this is one of the most wanted Cheryl Harness author readers around the world.

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  1. The author, Cheryl Harness, does an extraordinary job of telling about the life of our second president, John Adams Actual quotes from the letters and diaries of John and Abigail Adams brings life to the patriot Beautiful, detailed watercolors enhance the text The book makes the reader realize the sacrifices made by our founding fathers.

  2. Very detailed biography about Adams life and career It would be a great resource for a child writing a report about Adams.

  3. 1 Junior book, Autobiography2 The Revolutionary John Adams is about politician, president, and patriot John Adams It chronicles his life and his involvement in the birth of America 3 This is a nice book about John Adams and how he impacted the beginning of America It is an interesting books with lots of pictures but I feel like it would be much better read aloud It is geared towards yougner children, but the size of the text and some of the words are too hard for younger children to read indepen [...]

  4. This is a biography on the second president John Adams It starts from when he was a boy, and quickly grows into his many accomplishments with the 12 colonies and the Declaration of Independence The way this book is set up is fantastic for fourth or fifth graders learning about the 18th century The passages take up about half of each page, accompanies by a large, very detailed picture the sentences are simple to understand and very interesting engaging at the same time The pictures looked like th [...]

  5. A really fantastic book about John Adams, written for kids Being for kids it did not go in depth, but contained enough information to give us a good feel for who he was and what he did My kids were very attentive every time I read this and because we ve been studying American History for a while they were able to make lots of connections with other people and events The illustrations were nice, but a little busy.I learned quite a bit myself For example, I always knew that Adams and Jefferson wer [...]

  6. Genre Non FictionAwards NoneGrade Level 3 4This book would be a wonderful way to read to the class an show the class how interesting non fiction books are while relating it to your history lesson By allowing the students to see a different point of view rather than reading straight from a text book could possibly help some of the students learn by seeing the pictures and interacting with the book While teaching it is very important to remember that every child learns differently Always incorpora [...]

  7. This is definitely my favorite cover picture of all the ones Harness has drawn I would love to own a print of this The composition and colors are stunning I met Harness shortly after she wrote The Amazing, Impossible Erie Canal , which was the first of her history books She found her niche with that genre, and has come a long way since then I m particularly fond of books about John Adams because of the wonderful relationship he had with his wife Abigail, which Harness brings out nicely I m colle [...]

  8. Genre Non FictionAwards NoneGrade Level 5 6Comments I would use this book in a social studies unit learning about presidents I could read this aloud to the class and they would after that do a group project on one aspect of John Adams They would share with the class and the class can record what they learned that way they can have all the information on this President I like this book because it can be enjoyable for the students than a textbook or a lecture.

  9. Short but meaty kids biography of John Adams, chock full of his very full life Each page could be poured over for ten minutes because of the great pictures and quotes from Adams letters at the bottom of the page It included some of the best Adams stories, including my favorite the night he had to share a bed with Ben Franklin.Docked one star because I got tired of constantly reading full dates, which don t particularly mean much to kids and made the narrative flow kind of choppy.

  10. I let my daughter see selected portions of the HBO series John Adams and she has been fascinated by him ever since We enjoyed this book This book does a good job summarizing his life successes and role within the revolution and afterward The illustrations are vibrant and informative This book is part of a series on American History developed by National Geographic I have loved them for how they have engaged my 4th grader in important historical places, events and people.

  11. Grade 5 6Genre NonfictionAwards Use I would use this in my classroom to work on sequencing with students We will create timelines as we read the story of John Adams We will label it with important accomplishments and events that happened throughout John Adams life Finally, the students will draw pictures depicting scenes of what they feel is the most important events in his life.

  12. This book will definitely have a place in my classroom It is a wonderfully written biography on John Adams, written for the late elementary middle school grades The covers his young life right through to his death and is very good at depicting his life His work as a revolutionary receives thorough coverage in the book.

  13. Genre Non FictionAwards NoneGrade Level 4 5How to Use in Classroom Great for a read aloud during a social studies lesson It tells the story of the American Revolution and Adams in a way that is entertaining and appropriate for young readers It includes easily understood though not always easily read language and would be perfect to use to teach children about John Adams.

  14. Well written, beautifully illustrated book Highly recommend for anyone interested in the Revolutionary War or Founding Father John Adams Even though it is highly illustrated, it may be difficult for young children or those will lower reading level I can see using it as a read aloud for those students.

  15. Wonderful composition of illustration with text Great narrative voice It has a map and historical timeline of events during his presidency While the majority of story is around revolution, book does contain information about rest of life.

  16. Very detailed illustrations and decorations along with a great story After reading this I got the same author s books about other Founding Fathers So far this is my favorite one, but we haven t read them all yet.

  17. John Adams slips away in the history pages, with the focus mostly on Washington and Jefferson This is a well researched and illustrated book, great as an intro to Adams for adults and for kids learning U.S history.

  18. Informative picture book about one of my all time favorite presidents, John Adams Again I enjoyed the illustrations than the writing in this National Geographic Presidential Series for young readers.

  19. This book was very attractively done with great illustrations, maps and paper cutting It made him very human and real with the direct quotes I with I had a class set

  20. I enjoy reading books about this time in history and the people who lived then This a beautiful children s book The illustrations are wonderful, and I loved the quotes throughout the book.

  21. I love Cheryl Harness s books Not only the text, but the illustrations are chock full of little facts They are fun to read and informative.

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