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Overview


Did you know that Thomas Jefferson's mother ran a plantation by herself, or that Abraham Lincoln's mother was a wrestler? James Madison's mom called him "Jemmy" and made his shirts while he went to college, and Woodrow Wilson created Mother's Day to celebrate all mothers--especially his. Join Beverly Gherman and Julie Downing in this celebration of the women behind the White House.  Gherman delightfully dishes fun facts about each mother, and Downing's lively illustrations are sure to enthrall and entertain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544668393
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Beverly Gherman has won many awards for her engaging, child-friendly biographies, including a Smithsonian Notable Book award. She lives in San Francisco, California.
 
Julie Downing has written and/or illustrated more than thirty picture books. She lives in San Francisco, California. Visit her website at www.juliedowning.com.


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"Craftily mining the personalities of each woman, Downing contributes watercolor and colored pencil portraits of the mothers on their home turfs, humorously underscoring their many diverse eccentricities."—Publishers Weekly

"Young readers will enjoy perusing this engaging and utterly browsable collection of quick facts about these little-known, but very important women."—School Library Journal

"Colorfully illustrated and surprisingly entertaining."—Booklist

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