Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Cover

Thomas Jefferson

A Day at Monticello

By Elizabeth V. Chew; Mark Elliott (Illustrator)

Abrams Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781419705410, 50pp.

Publication Date: March 4, 2014

Description
In this fascinating story, readers spend a day with Thomas Jefferson as he and his grandson visit the vast plantation of Monticello. Readers learn about Jefferson; the gadgets and household items that he reinterpreted and the plow he invented; the famous house; the surrounding farms with their gardens, fields, factories, and mills; the workshops of the enslaved people on Mulberry Row; and much, much more.
The book is illustrated with archival as well as newly commissioned illustrations and includes a timeline, bibliography, and index.

Praise for "Thomas Jefferson"
"The illustrations include excellent photos of sites, artifacts, and documents as well as paintings that extend the text. The lightly fictionalized, engaging narrative, which includes many conversations, is bolstered by sidebars offering additional information..."
--"Booklist
""After finishing this beautifully illustrated book, also stocked with abundant photographs of artifacts housed at Monticello, readers will be left more curious than ever about the life and accomplishments of Thomas Jefferson."
--"School Library Journal"



About the Author
Elizabeth V. Chew is the former curator of Thomas Jefferson s Monticello. She lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Mark Elliott is an award-winning illustrator. He lives in Connecticut."

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