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So You Want to Be President?

Judith St. George, David Small (Illustrator)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/19/2015)
Hardcover (8/19/2004)
Paperback (7/3/2008)


That's a big job, and getting bigger. But why not? Presidents have come in just about every variety. They've been generals like George Washington and actors like Ronald Reagan; big like William Howard Taft and small like James Madison; handsome like Franklin Pierce and homely like Abraham Lincoln. They've been born in log cabins like Andrew Jackson and mansions like William Harrison.

From the embarrassment of skinny-dipping John Quincy Adams, to the escapades of Theodore Roosevelt's children, to the heroic recovery of John Kennedy's crew, Judith St. George shares the backroom facts, the spit-fire comments, and the comical anecdotes that have been part and parcel of America's White House.

Hilariously illustrated by Caldecott honor-winning artist David Small in the cherished tradition of political commentary, this rip-roaring celebration of forty-one Presidents shows us the foibles, the quirks, and -- most of all -- the humanity of those men who have risen to one of the most powerful positions in the world.

Philomel, 9780399234071, 56pp.

Publication Date: August 21, 2000

About the Author

Judith St. George has published dozens of successful nonfiction books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning "So You Want to Be President?" and the historical Turning Point series, including "You're On Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt"; "Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln"; and "Take the Lead, George Washington." You can visit her online at