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Thomas Jefferson

Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Everything

By Maira Kalman

Renowned artist Maira Kalman sheds light on the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president.

Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence—but there’s so much more to discover. This energetic man was interested in everything. He played violin, spoke seven languages and was a scientist, naturalist, botanist, mathematician and architect. He designed his magnificent home, Monticello, which is full of objects he collected from around the world. Our first foodie, he grew over fifteen kinds of peas and advocated a mostly vegetarian diet. And oh yes, as our third president, he doubled the size of the United States and sent Lewis and Clark to explore it. He also started the Library of Congress and said, “I cannot live without books.” But monumental figures can have monumental flaws, and Jefferson was no exception. Although he called slavery an “abomination,” he owned about 150 slaves.

As she did in Looking at Lincoln, Maira Kalman shares a president’s remarkable, complicated life with young readers, making history come alive with her captivating text and stunning illustrations.

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

0399240403


Format: Book
Author: Kalman, Maira
Summary: "Sheds light on the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Thomas Jefferson : life, liberty and the pursuit of everything / Maira Kalman.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2014]
Subject: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Juvenile literature. Presidents -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 0399240403 9780399240409
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Format: Book
Author: Kalman, Maira.
Summary: "Sheds light on the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Thomas Jefferson : life, liberty and the pursuit of everything / Maira Kalman.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2014]
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Presidents -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
LCCN: 2013034625
ISBN: 0399240403
ISBN: 9780399240409
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Available Copies: 6
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Call Number: CB Jefferson