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Where Do Presidents Come From?: And Other Presidential Stuff of Super Great Importance

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Publisher Comments:

This new version of the Caldecott-winning classic by illustrator David Small and author Judith St. George is updated with current facts and new illustrations to include our forty-second president, George W. Bush. There are now three Georges in the catalog of presidential names, a Bush alongside the presidential family tree, and a new face on the endpaper portraiture.

Hilariously illustrated by Small, this celebration by St. George shows us the foibles, quirks and humanity of forty-two men who have risen to one of the most powerful positions in the world. Perfect for this election year--and every year!

Synopsis:

U.S. History comes alive in thisand#160;laugh-out-loud nonfiction graphic novel all about the presidents!

Michael Townsend presents his comic book guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and maybe a few things you didn't!) about the President of the United States. It's full of insanely weird facts about our leaders (Did you know that President Coolidge had a pet pygmy hippo named Billy?), as well as the history and powers of the presidency, day-to-day life, and pros and cons of the job. Even the most mundane of facts become hilarious in this brilliantly cheeky guide to our nation's MVP.

Synopsis:

U.S. History comes alive in this laugh-out-loud nonfiction graphic novel all about the presidents!

Michael Townsend presents his comic book guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and maybe a few things you didn't!) about the President of the United States. It's full of insanely weird facts about our leaders (Did you know that President Coolidge had a pet pygmy hippo named Billy?), as well as the history and powers of the presidency, day-to-day life, and pros and cons of the job. Even the most mundane of facts become hilarious in this brilliantly cheeky guide to our nation's MVP.

About the Author

Judith St. George lives in Connecticut.

David Small grew up in Detroit, studied Art and English at Wayne State University and completed his graduate studies in art at Yale. He went on to teach drawing and printmaking at the college level for fourteen years, during which time his first book Eulalie and The Hopping Head was published. David no longer teaches but has continued illustrating.

David has illustrated twenty-seven picture books, and has also provided the text for six of them. His Imogene’s Antlers has been featured for fifteen years on PBS’ “Reading Rainbow.” Fenwicks Suit presently is in production by Fox 2000 Four of David’s bestselling picture books were written by his wife, Sarah Stewart. Their book The Gardener was the recipient of 17 awards including the Christopher Medal and the 1998 Caldecott Honor Award.

David’s books have been translated into six languages. He also has worked years as a freelance editorial artist, with his drawings appearing regularly in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post. His reviews of picture books appear frequently in The New York Times Book Review.

Of his beginnings as an artist David has this to say: “Detroit is not where I would have lived given the choice as a child. Then, I would much rather have lived in Candy Land. But the fact is Detroit—a harsh, industrial—made art and music all the more sweet in my young life, more urgent and more of a necessity. Seen in that light, Detroit was the perfect place for me to grow up.”

David Small and Sarah Stewart make their home in Michigan in an 1833 Greek Revival house on ten acres of land along the banks of the St. Joseph River. Their house is on the National Register of Historic Places, and their property marks the northern boundary of the Great Tallgrass Prairie.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780147510709
Author:
Townsend, Mike
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Author:
Saunders, Susan
Author:
dePaola, Tomie
Author:
Regan, Dana
Author:
Small, David
Author:
Fritz, Jean
Author:
Buller, Jon
Author:
St George, Judith
Author:
Cocca-Leffler, Maryann
Author:
Weber, Jill
Author:
Judith St. George
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
Historical / United States / Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Politics & Government
Subject:
Children s-Peace and Justice
Subject:
United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Smart About History
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full color illustrations, comic book sty
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 8

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U.S. History comes alive in thisand#160;laugh-out-loud nonfiction graphic novel all about the presidents!

Michael Townsend presents his comic book guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and maybe a few things you didn't!) about the President of the United States. It's full of insanely weird facts about our leaders (Did you know that President Coolidge had a pet pygmy hippo named Billy?), as well as the history and powers of the presidency, day-to-day life, and pros and cons of the job. Even the most mundane of facts become hilarious in this brilliantly cheeky guide to our nation's MVP.

"Synopsis" by ,
U.S. History comes alive in this laugh-out-loud nonfiction graphic novel all about the presidents!

Michael Townsend presents his comic book guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and maybe a few things you didn't!) about the President of the United States. It's full of insanely weird facts about our leaders (Did you know that President Coolidge had a pet pygmy hippo named Billy?), as well as the history and powers of the presidency, day-to-day life, and pros and cons of the job. Even the most mundane of facts become hilarious in this brilliantly cheeky guide to our nation's MVP.

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