A is for Abigail

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A is for Abigail

An Almanac of Amazing American Women

By Lynne Cheney; Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator); Robin Preiss Glasser (Introduction by)

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, Hardcover, 9780689858192, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 16, 2003

Description

Lynne Cheney and Robin Preiss Glasser collaborated on America: A Patriotic Primer, which captured the imagination of American children and became a national best-seller. Now they turn their hands to A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women and bring the great women of American history to life. Filled to the brim with words and pictures that celebrate the remarkable (although often unmarked) achievements of American women, this is a book to relish and to read again and again.


Mothers, daughters, schoolchildren, generations of families -- everyone -- will take Abigail Adams's words to heart and "remember the ladies" once they read the stories of these astonishing, astounding, amazing American women.



About the Author
Lynne Cheney s most recent book is the "New York Times" bestseller, " We the People: The Story of Our Constitution", illustrated by Greg Harlin. She is also the author of the "New York Times" bestsellers "America: A Patriotic Primer", "A Is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women", "When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots", "A Time for Freedom: What Happened When in America", and "Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America", and has written a memoir, "Blue Skies, No Fences". Mrs. Cheney is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, Vice President Richard B. Cheney.

Robin Preiss Glasser, a former professional ballet dancer, has illustrated more than fifty children's picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series, written by Jane O'Connor. Robin lives in San Juan Capistrano, California, with her husband, Bob. She has two grown children, Sasha and Ben.

Robin Preiss Glasser, a former professional ballet dancer, has illustrated more than fifty children's picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series, written by Jane O'Connor. Robin lives in San Juan Capistrano, California, with her husband, Bob. She has two grown children, Sasha and Ben.