First Mothers  -     By: Beverly Gherman
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First Mothers

Clarion Books / 2012 / Hardcover

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In a celebration of the women behind the White House, Beverly Gherman delighfully dishes fun facts about these extraordinary mothers and their famous sons. Julie Downing's lively illustrations are sure to enthrall and entertain in this complete history of presidential moms! Hardcover.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 64
Vendor: Clarion Books
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0547223013
ISBN-13: 9780547223018
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Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

Beverly Gherman has written biographies about authors, dancers, presidents, scientists, and artists. Her engaging child-accessible style has won her many fans and many awards, including a California Library Beatty Award, a Booklist Editor's Choice, an SCBWI Golden Kite Honor, a Smithsonian Notable Book, and an Oppenheimer Toy Portfolio Gold Award. Beverly lives in San Francisco.
Julie Downing has written and/or illustrated over 30 picture books. For Clarion, she has illustrated The Firekeeper’s Son by Linda Sue Park, among others. Her books have received a Parents’ Choice Award and a New York Public Library Best Books Award. She lives in San Francisco, California. For more information visit www.juliedowning.com.

Publishers Weekly

Franklin Pierce's mother loved to shock her Puritan neighbors in New Hampshire "by wearing bright colors and skirts short enough to show her ankles." William McKinley's mother snatched roses from a train car to carry to her son's inauguration. The mother of five-star general Dwight Eisenhower was a pacifist. These are among the details Gherman (whose earlier children's books include biographies of John Quincy Adams and Jimmy Carter) unearths in this collection of profiles of the mothers of each of the U.S. presidents. Given the range of personalities covered, and presumably the historical resources available, some of the sketches are meatier than others. Among unsurprising accounts of hardworking women devoted to their families, Gherman inserts some lively, little-known zingers: Mary Ball Washington "was not impressed" when her son became the first president, and Nancy Hanks Lincoln "outwrestled many of the men in her town." Craftily mining the personalities of each woman, Downing (The Ice Cream King) contributes watercolor and colored pencil portraits of the mothers on their home turfs, humorously underscoring their many diverse eccentricities. Ages 6–9. Illustrator's agent: Jane Feder. (Sept.) 2012 Reed Business Information

Editorial Reviews

"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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