Those Rebels, John and Tom

  • Type: Books
  • By: Barbara Kerley
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: Biography & Memoir
  • Recommended by: Tom S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780545222686
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Adams and Jefferson: two very different men with one important thing in common

John Adams was a, short, plain-spoken shoemaker's son who loved nothing more than a good argument.  Thomas Jefferson was a tall, scholarly plantation- (and slave-) owner who prefered writing to talking.  What brought them together was a shared vision of the American colonies as an independent nation. 
Kerley's jaunty text is complemented by Fotherigham's bold illustrations that make the most of the two future presidents' physical and temperamental dissimilarities.
If you enjoy this title, be sure to check out What to do About Alice?, a picture-book biography of Alice Roosevelt Longworth by the same author/illustrator team.