Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything by Maira Kalman

Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything by Maira Kalman

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PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE

Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence, but there’s so much more about him 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. He grew more than 15 kinds of peas and advocated a mostly vegetarian diet. And as the United States’ third president, he doubled the size of the country 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. Through her captivating text and stunning illustrations, Maira Kalman shares a president’s remarkable, complicated life with young readers, making history come alive.

  • Hardcover, 40 pages
  • Measures 9” x 11”
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